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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.

No Safety & Security Committee Meeting in December

There is no Safety & Security Committee Meeting in December, the committee will resume regularly scheduled meetings in January.

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New Year’s Eve Party RSVPs Now Open!

Ring in the New Year with neighbors and friends. CHOA is sponsoring an ADULTS ONLY New Year’s Eve Celebration. DJ Curtis will help us celebrate …

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eSignal – October 30, 2018

View the eSignal, with many CHOA news stories, published on October 30, 2018, by clicking here: https://conta.cc/2Q8EZlN

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Contacting the Board via Email

If you wish to email one Director, a few Directors, or the entire Board of Directors, you may send an email to BusinessOffice@walnutcountry.com. Our General Manager, …

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Main Pool Closes November 5

The Main Pool and Kiddie Pool will be closed for the season on Monday, November 5. Until the pools are closed, they are open from …

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Winter Holiday Celebration RSVP Now Closed

The annual CHOA Winter Holiday Celebration (residents only) takes place in one month on Sunday, December 9, from 3 to 5 pm in the Clubhouse. …

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Boy Scouts Canned Food Donation Event

Boy Scout troop 444 will be making their rounds soon for their annual scouting for food event. If you have any extra canned, bagged, or …

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Wildfire Seminar – Sunday, October 14, 2 – 4 pm, Clubhouse

On Sunday, October 14, from 2 – 4 pm in the Clubhouse, the Safety and Security Committee presents a seminar on wildfire prevention and preparedness. …

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Haunted Clubhouse & Ticket Information

The famous CHOA Haunted Clubhouse is back for another year of screams, frights, and other ghoulish delights. The scary event takes place on Friday, October …

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CHOA Board Election Results

On Thursday (9/27), the CHOA Board held its annual meeting as well as its regular monthly meeting. During the annual meeting, the five candidates for …

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Please Use Courtesy Biking on the Greenbelt Walkway

When you or your children are bike riding along our glorious one-mile Greenbelt walkway, please use caution when approaching or passing people walking. When passing …

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Main Pool Open 7a – 8p Everyday; Side Pools Closed

September 4, 2018 – Because there is no fall clinic by the WCST, the main pool is open to residents everyday from 7 am to …

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CHOA Director Resignation – Election By Acclamation

September 4, 2018 – In August, CHOA Director Mitch Kopp resigned from his position on the Board effective immediately. During his six months on the Board, …

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The Fall/Back to School BBQ is this Saturday (9/15)

The Fall/Back to School BBQ is one of the largest events we put on every year and is a great chance to say goodbye to the …

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New Business Office Hours – 9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday

June 4, 2018 – To better server the community, the Business Office will now be open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday (previously …

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Concert on the Belt was a Rockin’ Good Time

July 4, 2018 – Our First rendition of the Concert on the Belt was a huge success, with 300+ residents attending and enjoying the music put …

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Let Your Voice Be Heard – Take the CHOA Survey

July 4, 2018 – CHOA is conducting a quick survey to analyze some of our community’s needs, desires, and opinions. The Board needs your feedback to …

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Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting – August 19, 2 – 4 pm

July 7, 2018 – The annual Town Hall Meeting takes place in one month on Sunday, August 19, from 2 – 4 pm, at the Clubhouse. …

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Save the Date – June 30 – Concert on the ‘Belt 

June 4, 2018 – On June 30, from 6 to 8 pm, we will have the first ever, Concert on the ‘Belt, held on the Upper …

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Crossings Challenge Takes Place This Weekend (Fri – Sat)

July 7, 2018 – The Crossings Challenge is taking place this weekend – this is very large swim meet run by the Walnut Country Swim Team. …

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Board of Directors Election Season Begins Now

June 4, 2018 – Election season is coming up, and with that comes a new opportunity to affect change at a local level, or in this …

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Free Earthquake Preparedness Seminar – Sun., June 10

June 4, 2018 – According to researchers, we are overdue for major earthquake in California, and the chances that we will be hit by a magnitude …

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Tues., June 5 – Clubhouse Closed for Elections

June 4, 2018 – On Tuesday, June 5, the Clubhouse will be closed all day to hold elections. The Clubhouse is our community’s local polling …

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East and West Pools Open Saturday, May 26

May 21, 2018 – The East and West Pools open on Saturday, May 26. Remember to bring your ID badges and your new key fob …

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East Pool Re-Opening BBQ and GM Retirement Party

May 21, 2018 – To celebrate the grand re-opening of the East Pool and to say farewell to Pat Magee, we will be hosting a BBQ …

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PG&E Work to Replace Gas Lines

May 21, 2018 – PG&E’s work to replace gas lines in the east side of the Crossings has become more extensive. PG&E will begin digging …

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Community Garage Sale – Sat., May 5, 8 am – 1 pm

April 13, 2018 – Annual Crossings Garage Sale is happening on Saturday, May 5, 8 am to 1 pm. To signup, send an email to: …

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Are You a Competitive Tennis Player?

February 28, 2018 – There are several competitive U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) tennis teams that play in our development in league matches against other non-Homeowner club …

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May Landscape Committee Meeting Cancelled

The May 1st Landscape meeting has been cancelled; the next meeting is scheduled for June 5th.

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8th Annual Winetasting RSVP Now Open

April 19, 2018 – The 8th Annual Winetasting takes place on Sunday, May 20, 3 – 6 pm. To participate, RSVP here: http://evite.me/eRDzdwpgXa. This year’s featured wines …

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Monthly Street Sweeping on Monday (4/23)

April 19, 2018 – Concord visits Walnut Country the fourth Monday of every month to sweep our streets – this coming Monday is the next sweeping. …

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Andy Steinberg Goodbye Ice Cream Party – 3/30, 3-5p

March 28, 2018 – Andy Steinberg, our Clubhouse Director, is retiring at the end of next week. He has done a masterful job over the last …

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Vehicle Break-ins Last week

March 28, 2018 – Last week a few cars in our community were broken into and had items stolen. The cars were left unlocked overnight. …

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Reminder: Street Sweeping the Fourth Monday Every Month

March 28, 2018 – Concord visits Walnut Country the fourth Monday of every month to sweep our streets – this coming Monday is the next …

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Fire Prevention Seminar – Sunday, March 18, 2 – 3:30 pm

February 28, 2018 – The CHOA Safety and Security Committee invites all residents to a free Fire Prevention seminar the Clubhouse on Sunday, March 18, from …

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Main Pool Opens March 6 for Residents – Special Hours

February 28, 2018 – Swimming in March? Of course you can when the pool is heated to 82 degrees! The Main Pool will be open …

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Please Park Correctly at the End of Our Streets

February 28, 2018 – Cars parked at the end of our courts must be parked adjacent to the curb, even the area where it curves around. …

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RSVP for the Spring Festival and Safety and Security Expo!

February 28, 2018 – The 2018 CHOA Spring Festival is a month away, on March 31, 10 am to 2 pm, on the upper Greenbelt! To …

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Mitch Kopp Joins Board of Directors

January 28, 2018 – At the January 25 Board meeting, the Directors voted to approve the appointment of Mitch Kopp as a new Director. Please join …

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2018 Events Calendar is Here With a New Event!

February 28, 2018 – Mark your 2018 calendars! The CHOA Events calendar for this year is online and available here.New for 2018 is the “Concert on the …

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Electronic Access Keys Project Update

January 28, 2018 – Electronic key readers have been installed throughout our community in preparation of our change from standard hard keys and locks (except the …

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East Pool Construction Update

January 28, 2018 – The East Pool project continues to stay on schedule. The pool was drained this week. With the water gone, the pool’s plaster floor …

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Main Pool Area Painting

January 28, 2018 – Some areas around the Main Pool are getting a fresh coat of paint. These areas include all of the brown wood and black …

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Fire Prevention Seminar – March 18, 2-3:30 pm

January 28, 2018 – The CHOA Safety and Security Committee invites all residents to a free Fire Prevention seminar the Clubhouse on Sunday, March 18, from …

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Do Not Remove, Trim, or Cut Association Plants

January 28, 2018 – Per CHOA Rules, please DO NOT attempt to remove, trim, or cut any plant, bush, or tree on the Common Area.  If a …

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Upcoming Tree Trimmings and Removals

January 28, 2018 – This Monday, January 29, Traverso Tree Service will begin the first phase of tree trimmings and removals, starting with removal of the …

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Correction – Security Number – 877-900-1110

December 11, 2017 – The correct phone number for CHOA’s new security company is 877-900-1110.

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New CHOA Security Company Beginning December 12

December 11, 2017 – Tomorrow, December 12, you will begin to see a new security company patrolling the Crossings. Beginning December 12, call First Security at …

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Stolen Packages and Mail in the Community

December 4, 2017 – In the last month, several residents have had delivered packages stolen from their doorsteps, and mail stolen from their mailboxes. If you …

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Residents-Only New Year’s Eve Party RSVP Now Open

November 17, 2017 – CHOA’s annual New Year’s Eve Party is back for its second iteration and it promises to be even better! Join your neighbors …

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Residents-Only Holiday Celebration RSVP

November 8, 2017 – CHOA’s annual Winter Holiday Celebration takes place on Sunday, December 3, at the Clubhouse from 3 – 5p. This event is for …

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Board of Directors Meeting Change for November and December

November 8, 2017 – At September’s Board meeting, the Board voted to combine the November and December monthly meetings into a single meeting, taking place on …

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Pools Closed for 2017

November 8, 2017 – All pools in our community are now closed for 2017. Thank you for enjoying the pools, respecting our pool rules, and ensuring …

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Tennis Backboard Replacement Begins

November 8, 2017 – Work to replace the tennis backboard and asphalt court will begin tomorrow. After demolition, plywood will be installed to start building the …

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CHOA Board Members Voted to New Positions

October 3, 2017 – At September’s Board meeting, three members were elected to new positions: – Barry Collins was voted to President, replacing Mark Weinmann …

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Haunted House Volunteer, Ticket, and Event Information

October 3, 2017 Volunteers Volunteers are needed for this fun event – a perfect opportunity for teenagers in the neighborhood. If you or your child …

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Board Approves New Facility Access System

October 3, 2017 – At September’s monthly meeting, the CHOA Board approved a contract to replace the current hard key entry system at several of …

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East Pool Replastering, Re-plumbing, and Re-Paving

October 3, 2017 – During the winter and spring months the East Pool will be replastered, have its plumbing replaced, and have its deck replaced …

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Tennis Practice Wall and Basketball Court Repairs

October 3, 2017 – The Board also approved contracts to replace the asphalt surface of the tennis practice wall area and basketball court, near the …

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Want to Wear Your CHOA Pride? Of Course You Do!

October 3, 2017 – We just replenished the Walnut Country/Crossings logo shirt and baseball hat inventory! They can be purchased at the Clubhouse office between the …

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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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