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).

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 




Free CPR classes at Sports Basement Walnut Creek

CPR Certification
1 Evening, 6-9 PM, various dates.
Walnut Creek Store
This course teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child, and infant victims. Rescuers will learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, stroke and breathing difficulties. Students also learn how to perform CPR using a barrier device and how to effectively use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

ASHI CPR/AED certification card for Adult and Child is issued after all class requirements are met. Certification card is valid for two years.
CPR classes at Sports Basement Walnut Creek are weekly on the first and third Tuesday and second and fourth Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm.
NOTE: Class size is limited and classes typically fill up several weeks in advance. You must be 14 and older to receive a certification card (due to test comprehension and hands-on evaluation). Children under 14 are encouraged to take this course to learn the important skills but will not receive a certification card. Pre-registration is required:
Preregistration and Schedule

Night Time Road Work May 2- May 5

A subcontractor for PG&E will be working at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and San Carlos Rd. from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Monday May 2nd through Thursday May 5th.  “This may involve digging in the sidewalk and/or street through the intersection.”

The supervisor’s name and number- George Castro (510) 719-8408 is listed if you have any questions, or- for calls not addressed by the supervisor the number (707) 746-8800 is provided.  Maybe they can give the residents getting up early for work that week earplugs.

Are You Prepared?

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month.  Have you created a disaster-preparedness plan for yourself and your family?  Have you got a disaster kit ready?  Do you know how to protect yourself during an earthquake’s shaking?

Check out this brochure, created by the US Geological Survey, the Red Cross, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the California Earthquake Authority and more: Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country