Community News

For the latest Walnut Country news, scroll through the following articles listed in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest). If you would like a weekly email digest of stories, join our eSignal mailing list using the form at the far bottom right of this page.

Landscape Committee – Next Phase of South Slope Project

September 12, 2017 – In the August Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved the next phase of improvements to the South Slope. The upcoming project …

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2017 Board Election Results

August 7, 2017 – As there were less than four nominations for the four Board seats that will open up at the 2017 Annual Meeting on …

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CHOA Security Company Reminder

July 22, 2017 – You may have seen posts on social media regarding car break-ins and stolen mail in the community. As a reminder, CHOA’s security …

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New West Entrance and Greenbelt Brown Grass

July 22, 2017 – Work has begun on a newly designed West Entrance landscape. Turf has already been removed and new plants will be installed in …

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South Slope Water Well Tank “Leaking”

August 7, 2017 – The South Slope water well tank has been dry recently due to a malfunctioning pump, but is now filling up with water. …

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Town Hall – Sun., Aug. 20, 2-4p

July 3, 2017 – Our Annual Town Hall is scheduled for Sunday, August 20, from 2-4 pm. This is your opportunity to find out what is …

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Large Swim Meet – July 21-22, The Crossings Challenge

July 21, 2017 – Starting at 5p on Friday, July 21, and continuing through Saturday, July 22, about 650 swimmers and 1,500 supporters from 10 local …

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Community Sand Toy Trunk Removed

July 22, 2017 – Two months ago, CHOA placed a trunk at the main playground so that the community could share sand toys and have another …

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Walnut Country Swim Team Fundraiser Event – July 31

July 22, 2017 – Help support the Walnut Country Swim Team (WCST) on Tuesday, July 31, from 11:30a to 9p, by dining at Round Table Pizza …

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Annual Election Candidates Welcomed and Needed

July 3, 2017 – Four out of the seven seats on the Board of Directors are up for election in September. The ballots will be mailed …

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Homeowners Are Still Underpaying Monthly CHOA Dues by $2

July 3, 2017 – We’re sure you know that the monthly assessment went up $2, to $97 January 1. What you may not know is that …

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Call the Business Office If You Fall Behind on Payments

July 3, 2017 – If you get behind on your monthly assessments, please call the Business Office at 925.687.9961 as soon as possible. Once your account …

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Swim Lessons in the Crossings

July 3, 2017 – Do you have little ones that are wanting to learn how to swim? We have two qualified swim instructors on staff …

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Back to School BBQ – August 10

July 3, 2017 – Save the date for our huge Back to School BBQ taking place on September 16. The online RSVP will open on …

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Next Senior Pot Luck – Sept. 13

July 3, 2017 – Reminder: There will be no Senior Pot Luck dinners in July and August. The next pot luck will take place on Wednesday, …

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Recent Power Outages In Our Community

June 22, 2017 – Pat Magee, our General Manager, has been in daily contact with PG&E about the numerous electrical outages over the past week. It …

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Why do pools close during power outages?

June 22, 2017 – Lately there have been several electrical outages impacting our community. When an outage cuts the power to any of our pools, the …

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New Camera Video Recording System Installed

June 22, 2017 – Recently the Board of Directors approved the installation of new video cameras at the Main, East, and West Pools; and the Clubhouse. …

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West Pool Closed Due to Power Outage (6/16)

June 16, 2017 – The West Pool is closed for the remainder of the day due to a power outage impacting portions of Walnut Country. The …

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Cancelled – Pet Preparedness Presentation

June 1, 2017 – The pet preparedness event scheduled for this Saturday, June 3, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with the instructor. If …

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West Pool Closed Until Friday Afternoon, June 2

June 1, 2017 – Due to a pump malfunction, the West Pool is closed through Friday morning, June 2. Technicians were at the West Pool today and …

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Gasline Replacement on Schedule

June 1, 2017 – The gasline replacement project is proceeding on schedule. Part of the process involves putting in a temporary asphalt patch after removing the …

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Consider a Locking Box to Prevent Mail Theft

June 1, 2017 – As you are probably aware, many of your neighbors have replaced their mailboxes with locking mailboxes, and we encourage everyone to consider …

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Summer Hours for Main and Side Pools

May 19, 2017 – To use the Main and Side Pools you must have a pool key and your CHOA badge. No lifeguards will be on …

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Signal Delivery Volunteer Needed (30 min. per month)

April 10, 2017 – If you have 30 minutes of free time to give back to our community, please consider volunteering to deliver copies of the …

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Business Office Closed 12-5p, May 3-15; Clubhouse Open

April 3, 2017 – Pat Magee, our General Manager, will be on leave from May 3 to May 15. The Business office will be open from …

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Teenagers Trespassing in Side Pools

April 10, 2017 – Lately teenagers were caught trespassing in one of our smaller pools before the water was ready for use. The East and West …

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New Main Pool Opening Hours

May 2, 2017 – Thanks in part to resident feedback, the Main Pool will now open at 9a, seven days a week until May 27 …

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Crossings 27th Annual Community Garage Sale

April 21, 2017 – The Crossings Annual Garage Sale, sponsored by Nancy Bennett, takes place on Saturday, May 6, 8a-1p. The entire community will be awash …

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South Larwin Gasline Project Update

April 21, 2017 – The South Larwin gasline project is in full swing and if you’ve been on the road recently you’ve had to drive over …

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Activities Committee Meeting Rescheduled

April 21, 2017 – Did you enjoy the Spring Festival and have ideas how to improve it? Want to help shape future CHOA events? Then attend …

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RSVP for Wine Tasting Now

April 21, 2017 – CHOA’s annual wine tasting takes place on Sunday, May 21, in the Clubhouse from 3-6p. To enjoy a select sampling of wines …

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Soccer League Cancelled

April 1, 2017 – The CHOA soccer league will not take place because too few players signed to play. We needed a minimum of 10 players …

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PG&E Gas Line Replacement Update

March 31, 2017 – PG&E’s project to replace gas lines along South Larwin had been scheduled to begin on Monday, April 3, but has been …

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New Main Pool Hours Starting April 1

March 31, 2017 – Pool availability dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest schedule, please visit: http://walnutcountry.com/facilities/pools. To use the …

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RSVP for Spring Festival Now!

March 26, 2017 – Our grand Spring Festival takes place on Saturday, April 15, 10a-2p, on the upper Greenbelt. This event only works if we …

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New LED Bulbs Installed In All Outdoor Lights

March 22, 2017 – The project to replace all of the outdoor lights in the community with LED bulbs has been completed. Thanks to the hard …

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Bike Lane Clarification on Larwin Avenues

February 28, 2017 – At a meeting in 2016 with the city traffic engineer and police, we were told that the solid white lines on either …

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Summer Lifeguards Only At Main Pool

February 28, 2017 – This year, for the security of the lifeguards we will have two lifeguards on duty at the Main pool June to August, …

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Greenbelt LED Light Retrofit Almost Done

February 28, 2017 – The project to replace all of the outdoor lights in the Community with LED bulbs will soon be completed.  During this …

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PGE to Replace South Larwin Gas Line; February – June

February 3, 2017 – From mid-February through June, PGE plans to replace a South Larwin gas line that runs from Clear Creek Court to the West …

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2017 Main Pool Schedule – Opens February 29

February 3, 2017 – The schedule for the Main Pool for 2017 is now posted. The pool is open to residents when the Walnut Country …

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2017 CHOA Social Events Calendar is Here!

February 3, 2017 – The list of all CHOA social events for 2017 along with their dates and descriptions is now available. To view the …

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Tree Trimming – Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

January 13, 2017 – Our annual tree trimming and removal is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 31, and finish on Monday, February 6. Trees …

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Three Kiosks Ordered

January 13, 2017 – The CHOA Board has also purchased three large kiosks to further improve how community news reaches our residents. The plexiglass kiosks will …

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Main Playground Sunshades Delayed

January 3, 2017 – As you can tell with a quick glance, the main playground sunshade installation did not finish as planned last week (and …

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Stolen Packages in Our Community

November 26, 2016 – In the last month, several residents have had delivered packages stolen from their doorsteps. If you see a suspected theft in progress, call …

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RSVP for the New Year’s Eve Party

Back and better than ever after a long hiatus…CHOA’s New Year’s Eve Party at the Clubhouse! Join your fellow CHOA friends, 21 and over only, …

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LED Retrofit Project Update

November 7, 2016 – At their October meeting, the Board approved a proposal to retrofit all of the outdoor lights – on the greenbelt, pools and …

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Next CHOA Board Meeting – December 8

October 31, 2016 – The CHOA Board meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7p in the CHOA Business Office; however, due to …

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Annual Meeting Election and Voting Results

October 27, 2016 – At the annual meeting held on October 27, the following election results were announced: CHOA Board Members Elected Barry Collins Donna …

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Oktoberfest Replaced with Safety and Security Town Hall

October 9, 2016 – Due to lower participation at the previous Oktoberfest, the Activities Committee along with the CHOA Board has decided to cancel this …

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Signal Delivery Volunteers Needed for Sheepberry and Smoke Tree Courts

October 7, 2016 – The hardcopy Signal is delivered each month to every home in the community by some great volunteers. If you live on …

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CHOA Board Elections Ballot Quorum Not Reached

October 7, 2016 – For a CHOA election to proceed, a minimum of 51% of all ballots must be received by the Annual Meeting. This …

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