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Oakmont’s Semimonthly Newspaper

Historic Fire Threatens Oakmont, Two Homes Lost

Hood Mt. Fire from Fairfield Drive. Flames in the night.

Oakmont Fire burns. Smoke on Hood Mt.

Supervisor Gorin’s house was destroyed.

Horse sculpture is all that remains at Glen Ellen burned home.

View of fire from Stone Bridge Road.

Trail Ridge Place where a house was lost.

See historic fire on page 6 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

November 1, 2017 • Volume 55, Number 21

Message From the OVA Board President Our community just survived an unbelievable tragedy. We are truly fortunate that most of Oakmont was spared from devastation. Nevertheless the magnitude of this disaster has forever changed our community. We extend our hearts and prayers to two of our neighbors who lost their homes and to all those who sustained severe smoke and wind damage to their homes. We are left trying to make sense out of this tragedy, humbled at why we are still here and our homes are still standing while others have lost their lives and thousands have lost their homes, their material possessions and memories accumulated over a lifetime. Any injustice in this life is offset by the honor we all have to choose what we say or do next. Many members have suggested ways in which Oakmont can express gratitude to the valiant efforts of our firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency personnel who assisted with evacuations and fire control, especially during the first few days of strong winds carrying embers across highways and rooftops of entire neighborhoods. Your board has asked Pat Amedeo to spearhead a gratitude planning group and your many suggestions will be shared with Pat and the group. Please email Anita at the OVA office with your name and phone number (anita.roraus@oakmontvillage. com) if you would like to assist in this endeavor. At the end of this message there is a quotation from a Marin County veteran firefighter, his response to the question, “How can we help our first responders?” My heart has hope in believing that our Oakmont community will continue together through this adversity. Compassion can never coexist with judgment because judgment creates the distance, the distinction, which prevents us from really being with each other. There is sadness in recognizing how far away we are from moments of connection with each other, with all of creation, how our lives are punctuated with loss and sorrow, forgetfulness and isolation. Nevertheless, there is joy, even a note of celebration, in this crisis that has brought out the best in us as everyone came together last week to help one another. We are the elders in our Community, and we must set an example. Let us continue on this path of joy by reaching across the divide to our neighbors with words of hope and the promise that we can move forward with dignity and see our community once again blossom into a place that we are proud to call “home.” Gloria Young, President OVA Board of Directors See message on page 3



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Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings nOVA Administration

The listed Oakmont Village Association meetings are open sessions. Any interested Oakmont residents are invited and encouraged to participate in these important meetings. MEETINGS Architectural (No participation) / Oakmont Village Association (OVA) Board

DATE 2nd Tues. Monthly 1st and 3rd Tues. Monthly

TIME PLACE* 1:30 PM Conf. Rm. 1–3 PM Berger Center

COMMITTEES Communications (CC) / Community Development (OCDC) / Finance (FC) / Landscape Improvement Committee (LIC) League of Maintained Area Associations (LOMAA) Regular Meetings Quarterly Meetings LOMAA Annual Workshop Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) OEPC Board OEPC Community Meeting

DATE 2nd Mon. Monthly 2nd Thurs. Monthly The Thursday before the Regular Board meeting 2nd Tues. Monthly

TIME PLACE* 9–11 AM Rm. B 11:30 AM–1:30 PM Rm. B 2–3:30 PM 10 AM–12 Noon

Rm. B Mgrs. Conf. Rm.

1st Mon. Monthly 1st Wed. (March, Sept., Dec.) 2nd Wed. (June)

12 Noon 7 PM 9 AM

Rm. B West Rec. East Rec.

1st Thurs. Monthly 3rd Thurs. (Jan., May, Sept.)

2 PM 2 PM

Rm. B Berger Center

A quorum of OVA Board of Directors may be present at these meetings. *It is sometimes necessary to change meeting locations and/or dates and times. Please check the Rec. Center bulletin boards for written notice of change or call the OVA office prior to scheduled meetings for confirmation.


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How Can We Help?

So, what can you do to help? Support your local fundraisers for the police and fire dept, make a financial contribution for needed equipment. Our budgets are not unlimited and we are constantly understaffed and fighting for every penny in our budgets. Even in my area (Marin) the FD has been asked for 5–10% net cost reduction in the entire department. We rely heavily on grants. Better yet, help us at the ballot box. When pension reform comes up and the people we protect try to reduce our pensions or vote down our raises it feels thankless. Perhaps these are mostly people who have never called 911 on the worst day of their life, or those lucky folks who didn’t lose their house to a fire. There are widow and orphan funds for spouses of downed cops and firemen and their children. We know a few cops who just attended a funeral today for a cop who lost his wife tragically in the Vegas shooting. Guys like us, never ask for help. We give help, that’s our job and what fulfills us, but we all still need it. A Marin County Fire Fighter

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Locations Room B is in the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Conf. Rm. is in the OVA Office, 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A Mgrs. Conf. Rm. is in the OVA Office, 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A


A new Communications Committee is forming and we are actively searching for people who want to be part of a team who will collectively make decisions, set intentions, create excellent content and creatively share the story of Oakmont. The OVA Board is in the process of updating its newsprint policies and we will need experienced writers, editors and digital contributors who can further help define the guidelines for the committee and our digital content. The goal is to have at least five members who have diverse and unique perspectives and want to explore the essence of Oakmont, both for our members as well as outside visitors to our website. The first step is to form a committed group, and anyone who desires to be part of the committee will be considered. This includes prior committee members. Oakmont resident James Foreman will be guiding the process of forming the new Communications Committee and defining the structure. His experience working as a Marketing Professional and managing teams creating content for top Bay Area companies will help establish a fun, trusting and dedicated team. The board will be hosting get-togethers to solicit ideas and feedback from the community and will be announcing an open house shortly. If you are interested in being part of this dynamic committee and process, please email oakmontcommittee@gmail. com. May we all play a part in the vision, narrative and future of Oakmont!

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OVA Board of Directors Budget Review Meeting Dues Likely to Increase by $9 Next Year nMichael Connolly

The OVA Board of Directors Budget Review Meeting, originally scheduled for October 10 but delayed because of the fires and evacuation, was called to order on October 24 at 10 a.m. in the Berger Center. All directors were present as were Interim Manager Ted Throndson, Facilities Manager Rick Aubert and new OVA Treasurer Rob Lenahan. Mr. Throndson presented the proposed budget to the assembled directors and members and described the details of the line items. He began by discussing the main components of the operating budget. These include personnel costs, administrative costs, utilities, recreation area costs, custodial and maintenance, grounds repair and maintenance, contingency, security and fire. The 2018 proposed budget includes a dues increase of $9 per member, from the current $58 per month to $67 per month. This increase, projected over an estimate of 4,730 paying members on average in 2018, will raise an additional $510,840 for the fiscal year. Approximately $2 per member of this monthly increase will go to the operating budget and $7 to the Asset Replacement (or Reserve) Fund, an increased contribution to this fund of 56%. “I think the most important place to go is what we expect to spend,” said Throndson. “Here is where the action is, this is what drives the increase in (dues) assessment. This is the mountain, if you will, that we have to climb in order to get to the safe place in our Reserve Fund.” Next year it is projected that we will spend $1,809,364 on replacement, repairs and maintenance of our facilities. The lion’s share of this amount will be devoted to the ERC upgrades, replacements and repairs. Throndson then pointed out that such expenditures over the next four years are projected in the budget to total $5,620,552. These projected expenditures include around $650,000 in 2019 for the CAC and Central Pool and $1.3 million in 2020 to address some of the repairs, replacements and upgrades of the Berger Center. (The Berger Action Committee is scheduled to present their plans for the Berger Center remodel in 2018.) Dues are projected to rise in each of the next four years to cover these expenses, likely to a smaller degree than this year’s increase. “Things don’t settle down on these expenditures until 2022 and 2023,” he explained, adding that the increased revenue from dues “gets us over the hump.” During the board discussion period following the manager’s presentation Director Lynda Oneto raised the issue that maintenance has been deferred over the past several years and has created a distorted picture of OVA’s financial status. In addition, our experience with the West Rec. Center major improvements demonstrated that the cost amounts carried in the Reserve Study were underestimated by half and this now also is the case with the East Rec. Center.

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Better Health and More Fun Through Group Singing nTaylor Finlay

We meet every Friday, from 3–4:30 p.m. at the East Rec. For more information call me at 539-9688.


League of Oakmont Maintained Area Associations nJohn Renwick


The time has come to review your Fall and Winter landscape work. Tree pruning is best during the dormant winter months. Your landscape contractor should be of assistance in planning any shrubbery pruning and in many cases tree work, although an Arborist may be the best choice for your association’s problems. Fall and winter may also be a good time to review your irrigation system for rebuilding and upgrading. It is also a good time to start any changes in the turf areas to reduce water consumption. Contractors will not be as busy as in the summer when they to try keep systems operating. In addition the ground is a little easier to dig when wet. Next board meeting: Monday, November 6, 12 noon, Room B

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WHAT: James Garner—A Tribute to Johnny Cash WHEN: Friday, December 8 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: Doors open at 6 p.m., show is from 7–9 p.m. COST: Members $30, members’ guest $33, nonmembers $38. Best deal is $42—includes membership until January 1, 2018. James Garner puts on one of the best interpretations of Johnny Cash I have ever seen! Last time he was here we had a waiting list of over 60 people who could not get in. Those who attended the last show are still talking about it. We will have table assigned seating. You may reserve a table of eight: I will need all names and payment in one envelope. If you have less than a table of eight but want to sit together with your friends, all names and payment must be in one envelope at one time as I will be unable to add someone later. This is just a suggestion. The best way to do it so you can get better seating is send one check for all and that person collect from their friends. You will be able to bring your own food and drink. We will supply lemon water, cookies, coffee and cups. You need to bring your own plates, napkins and utensils. Please remember that seating is based on the date I receive your reservation payment and we fill seats at all tables as we receive them. Get your reservations in very early for better seating.

New Year’s Eve Party

WHEN: December 31 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: 6 p.m.–12:30 a.m. MUSIC: By Charlie Baker and Company COST: To be announced at a later date


Friday, December 8: Back by popular demand— James Garner’s Salute to Johnny Cash Sunday, December 31: New Year’s Eve at the Berger—music by Mr. Charlie Baker and Company

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9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nValerie Boot

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS September 28 and October 5

Congratulations to our winners! Overall Low Gross: Elisabeth LaPointe, gross 92, net 58. Overall Low Net: Marie Crimaldi, gross 105, net 64. The General Meeting was well attended and we now have a new Captain Barbara Olsen and a CoCaptain Elaine Foote. We still need members to sign up to run the luncheons and tournaments. Sign-up sheets will be in the East Pro Shop soon.


November 13: Playday and Officers’ Installation Meeting at Oakmont. Hope you are all safe and well after such a horrendous experience.

Boomers nCarolita Carr


WHEN: Thursday, November 16 TIME: 6 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center BRING: Snacks and beverages Trivia is back! How much do you remember? We supply the questions, pictures, and a “name that tune” segment. You and your team come up with the answers. This event is free, just register to let us know how many people to plan for. Make up a team of eight before you come, or create a team upon arrival. There will be prizes for winning teams and lots of fun for everyone. On December 7, we will have our annual Holiday Member Appreciation Party. Mark your calendars now.

2018—The Best Year Ever

And for the new year, here are some dates you will want to save: February 9: Mardi Gras with a DJ March 15: Social with a speaker April 19: Concert, Neil Diamond tribute May 19: Motown Party with Nathan Owens June 23: Dance Party with the Poyntlyss Sistars August: Dance Party with the Sun Kings September 20: Playlist Party October 27: Halloween Party November 15: Trivia Night December 13: Holiday Member Appreciation Event Remember, make reservations, either on our website or with a coupon from the Oakmont News, as soon as events are posted.

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historic fire

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Hood Mt aftermath from golf course.

Remains of Glen Ellen home.

Hood Mountain aftermath from Fairfield Drive.

Wind damage on Oakmont Drive.

(Photos courtesy of Maureen McGettigan, Robert Starkey, Dietmar Korreng, Michael Connolly and Mariellen Munson)

Thank you to all the firemen and first responders who helped to save our community!

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Oakmont Garden Club nPeggy Dombeck


“I perhaps owe having become a painter 
to flowers.”—Claude Monet


Yvonne Horn, Oakmont resident, will present “The Traveling Gardener: Exploring the World One Garden at a Time” at the November 21 meeting. A travel writer for national and international publications, Yvonne is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Bay Area Travel Writers, and Garden Writers Association. Here in Oakmont, as a gardener, she founded the community garden and serves as a longtime member on the Landscape Committee. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, November 21, Berger Center TIME: Coffee, tea and socializing at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting from 10–11:15 a.m.

Star of the Valley Neighbor To Neighbor Pancake Breakfast nPete Hardy

WHEN: Sunday, November 12 TIME: 8 a.m.–12 noon WHERE: Star of the Valley Parish Center, 495 White Oak Dr. MENU: Pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, juice, champagne and coffee COST: Adults $10, children (12 and under) $6 This event supports the following organizations: Nick’s Food Pantry—providing food and Safeway

cards for 65 families; Two Rooms—Catholic Charities Homeless Shelter; Christmas Food Baskets and Present Program—providing food and presents for over 250 families; Kid Street Lunch Program— providing nutritious lunches to 190 children on a weekly basis First responders and their families are welcome and will be served breakfast at no charge. Thank you for your service to our community

OAKMONT VILLAGE REAL ESTATE NEWS November 1, 2017 by Randy Ruark “Wow” The firestorm that just surrounded us here in our tiny piece of heaven made most of our residents and absentee owners appreciate it even more. I am writing this the first week after we were allowed to return from the mandatory evacuation. The Realtors located in Oakmont Village have been swamped with requests for vacant or available homes by victims. For example 6 homes went into escrow in the first five or six days of ability to show property. My local rental office had 30 pages of requests for rentals by the end of the first 4 days. So the market continues to thrive in spite of the disaster that struck all around us. The mountains and parklands show evidence of the fires, but by spring, it will not be so evident. We have thousands of Firefighters (from 14 states), Policemen, Sheriffs, CA Hwy Patrolmen, and National Guardsmen to thank for protecting us. Many are still here watching for hot spots. Fires continue in tree roots under the ground I understand. Let’s all do a rain dance and pray for one of our drenching downpours.


• Shut off water as the rains begin to arrive. • Trim off spent blooms and remove summer annuals that have completed their job of brightening your yard. Plant cool-season annuals. Continue to set out seedlings of annual flowers such as calendulas, Iceland poppies, pansies, violas and snapdragons. • Once your deciduous trees have dropped their leaves, which can be anytime from now through January, look them over for weak branches and any pruning for overall health and development. Especially watch for wind damage and cross-over branches that should be removed. • Transplant or plant deciduous trees, shrubs and native plants. Now is also a great time to dig up and divide grasses and perennials. • Protect frost-tender plants such as Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Citrus, Tibuchina, etc. You can use an antidesiccant such as Cloudcover, and if frost is actually predicted, cover the plants with sheets or burlap. A strand of Christmas lights in a tree covered by a sheet is often enough to protect the plant from frost, as well. • Fertilize the lawn with a winter-type organic fertilizer. • Plant cool-season vegetables. These crops are easy to start from seeds: beets, carrots, peas, radishes, spinach and Swiss chard. These are usually best set out as seedlings: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Watch for snails or their slimy telltale trails; set out bait.

Now an army of volunteers are assisting the non-Oakmont population numbering many thousands who are homeless as a result of this disaster. Many of us in Oakmont have people who have worked for us for years and were not homeowners. They are the folks that may fall through the cracks when it comes to assistance, including not working for two weeks. The Valley of the Moon Rotary Club is part of a four countywide 501.C3 fire fund, helping the most needy.


Randy Ruark, a veteran professional in the real estate industry, is associated with Century 21 Valley of the Moon, a locally owned, internationally known real estate office, located in Oakmont Village. She focuses on residential real estate. Since 2004 she has owned property in Oakmont and lives as well as works in the Village.

Letters to the Editor

The Oakmont News welcomes letters from residents to express opinion, criticism or praise. See details on how to send at or in this issue on the Oakmont Village Association page.

Randy is an active participant in issues of interest at the community, state and national level. She previously served her local board of Realtors as an arbitrator on their Ethics committee and as a panelist on a weekly television show addressing real estate questions. She has earned many awards as a top ranking producer among her peers. In addition to residential real estate her broad statewide experience included agriculture, income properties and investment counseling. Ms. Ruark utilizes her knowledge of the market conditions and her expertise and negotiating skills to provide a level of professional representation and service highly valued by her clients both old and new. In 2016 she was recognized in CA as one of the Ten Best Real Estate Professionals for Client Satisfaction by The American Institute of Real Estate Professionals. She can be reached at 707-322-2482 or at

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Oakmont Cannabis Club nHeidi Klyn

Lawn Bowling nPhil Bowman

Prominent Neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta Changed his Mind on Medical Cannabis

“It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works… “It is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.” Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 1 at 3 p.m. in the East Rec. with speaker Julia (Jewel) Mathieson, a founding member of Sonoma Patient Group, the oldest dispensary serving Sonoma County located in Santa Rosa. With degrees in Psychology and education from Sonoma State University, Jewel’s introduction to the cannabis industry came when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Having heard and then researched the benefits of cannabis as part of a cancer treatment she now has a decade of experience serving patients and strengthened her commitment to educating and advocating for cannabis as an alternative to pharmaceutical options. Also speaking will be Tamarya Hulme, who is the founder of Canna Care topical creams and salves. She is a leader in the local cannabis industry and has been making topicals for 11 years. She began because her own arthritic hands troubled her so much. She grows, manufactures and works with patients in dispensaries. She is a strong proponent of the natural power of cannabis on all fronts. She uses high CBD plants and is tested continually because purity is a priority of hers. Lacey Berzak is the Practice Manager representing the office of Dr. Douglas Ballaine D.O. and a former dispensary employee. A cannabis patient herself for years, Lacey advocates for cannabis as pain management in lieu of more commonly used management programs. Dr. Ballaine is a cannabis consultant practicing in Santa Rosa for six years.


both men and women. Jackets are $35 and payment must be made in advance. Look for the sign-up sheet in the bowls room or ask Jeana or Mary Blake.

The Labor Day tournament had a good turnout. The winning teams: Jerry Garland, Ann Miller and Liliane Rains; Frank Longoria, Jack Breglio and Blair Beatie; Linda Rubio, Jeannette Breglio and Mark Johnston; Jim Krause, Jodi Darby and Joan Cohn. The Open Pairs play is not completed yet. Novice Singles play will start Wednesday, November 1 at noon. Bring $2 and wear your whites. Please sign up and participate, you’ll be glad you did.


It’s time to get ready for a redo of the party we had last year to benefit needy children. Again we’ll have a party to wrap gifts our members have provided to children. This year the Holiday Party will be on Friday, December 2, at 5 p.m. in the Berger Center. As we did last year, we’ll be working with Sonoma County Human Services Department to identify children in foster care and to learn the kind of gifts they would like. A Christmas tree will be in the Bowls Room with the name, age, and wishes for each child. You can select a child to shop for, and bring the gifts to the Holiday Party where we’ll be wrapping them (if shopping isn’t your thing, we’ll take a cash donation and will do the shopping for you). Gift wrapping will be followed by a pizza and salad dinner (BYOB), and awards will be presented to the winners of this year’s tournaments. Below is a reservation coupon for the party. Also, Jeana Garcia is going to place a supply of coupons in the Bowls Room. Members can return them to Jeana or Bonnie Johnston with their check or place them in the OLBC Holiday Party Folder to the OVA Office.


Our last After Five, to have been on October 17, was cancelled due to the fire.


Jeana and the hats.

This meeting will be on Thursday, November 2 at noon in the Berger. A small lunch (sandwich and chip) will be provided. BYOB. In addition to being a “party person,” Jeana Garcia is the purveyor of lawn bowling garb. The hats and white polo shirts were such a success that she is now offering fleece jackets in various colors for

OLBC holiday party reservation coupon

Attach check payable to OLBC Holiday Party and place in the OLBC Holiday Party folder in the OVA Office. Name(s) _______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________ Email ________________________________________________________ Cost: $20 per person. Total enclosed $_______________

Reservations must be received by November 17. Questions? Call Jeana Garcia at (626) 617-5346.

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Bocce Club nDon McPherson


WHEN: Saturday, December 9 TIME: 5:30 p.m. WHERE: East Rec. Center COST: $37.50 for members, $47.50 for non-members, BYOB

We will be entertained by the Carlos Herrera Band, featuring Latin Music encompassing diverse styles ranging from its colonial roots to popular influences. A delicious dinner will be catered by the Oakmont Village Market. You can choose Beef Filet, Maple Glazed Baked Salmon or vegetarian entrée.

Holiday party reservation form

Please complete this form and return it to the OVA Bocce folder, along with your check (payable to Oakmont Bocce Club), no later than November 30. _______ Beef Filet _______ Maple Glazed Baked Salmon _______ Vegetarian entrée (Eggplant Parmesan or Pasta Primavera)

Members: $37.50, non-members: $47.50 For your convenience, if you would like to pay your 2018 Bocce dues, please include an additional $15 per person in your check.

Art Association nPhilip Wilkinson


The OAA is organizing a trip to the Crocker museum in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 29. The Crocker has exhibits of “Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, Masters of Venice,” and “Exhuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon.” Cost is $50 per person. Those wishing to reserve a place can contact Honora Clemens at


MaryKate Fleming is a watercolor and mixed media artist who enjoys sharing her art and inspiration with others. She works individually with class members to help them find their inspiration and strengths, and to grow their self-confidence in this art.

Names: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Total enclosed: $________________

Bocce 2018 membership form

Those not attending the Holiday Party can pay 2018 dues by completing the form below and returning it, with check payable to the Oakmont Bocce Club at $15 per person, to the OVA Bocce Club file folder. Please print legibly. Name__________________________________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone #______________________________ Email____________________________________________________

nPat Donnelly, Little Sir 92

SIR Branch #92

The members of SIR 92 hope all are well after weathering the devastating fires of the past two weeks. We are so grateful to many first responders that saved most of our community and our hearts go out to those who lost their lives and their homes. Our speaker on November 14 is Tom Kennelly, a federal prosecutor under Robert Kennedy. He will take us into the heart of the American legal system

with his first hand and often amusing recount of his professional life in the courtroom in Washington, DC on both sides of the aisle during the turbulent 60s, 70s and 80s. Hope you’ll join us for a great social hour, luncheon and speaker at SIR 92 men’s organization. Monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Berger Center.

Key Properties thanks the first responders who kept us safe during this time and we send our sympathies to all those who were affected by the recent fires. Phone: 538-5115 / Fax: 538-0367 / Just minutes from Oakmont at 4908 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa

From condos to country estates. Rental property management as well as sales.

MaryKate Fleming.

MaryKate will teach a two-day workshop that will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. each day. You can see her work at Contact Dan Fishman for more workshop details and to register for the workshop.


Phyllis Rapp, a noted Northern California artist and a signature member of the California Watercolor Association will teach an intermediate/advanced watercolor workshop here at Oakmont. The emphasis of the workshop will be to create artwork that contains context, that is, a work that “tells a story” and has meaning for both the artist and the viewer. DEMONSTRATION: Friday, November 17, 3–4:30 p.m., Berger WORKSHOP: Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19, Art Room, CAC You can see Phyllis’ work at the Upstairs Art Gallery in Healdsburg starting November 1. Contact Dan Fishman at for more workshop details and to register for the workshop.


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In her view, this creates concerns going forward with regards to the accuracy of Reserve Study estimates and the OVA budgets based on them. President Gloria Young, other directors and new treasurer Rob Lenahan weighed in on this issue as well. The consensus was that repairs have been deferred too long, that increases in dues are necessary and that we need to address inaccuracies in the Asset Reserve Study. The board members said they are determined to address the facilities repairs and upgrades in as comprehensive a manner as possible. This will lead to financial and logistical efficiencies with the added goal of minimizing disruptions in the use of facilities by members.


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

Current Events Discussion Group nTina Lewis

The Current Events Group consists of lively discussions of current events, from local to international. Informed comments are voiced from across the political spectrum, from liberals to conservatives. Some prefer to just listen and learn, others offer to moderate. Whatever your comfort level, you will be welcomed when you join us. The discussions are moderated by volunteers within the group, and microphones are passed around to enable everyone to hear. A $1 donation is requested.


Nov. 3: Karen Donnelly Nov. 10: Molly Fleischman Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m. at the East Rec. and bring ideas of what you’d like us to discuss. For more information call 539-5546 or send an email to

Friday Ladies’ Friendship Bible Study

nNancy Crosby

Discovering the Joy of Jesus: A Guide to Philippians

“Our happiness usually depends on whether we think our lives are going well. The Bible talks about a quality of life that goes beyond everyday events and happenings. What is joy? Is there a secret to having it? Discover God’s gift of joy—a way to live above your circumstances, whether good or bad—a way to live close to God who loves you.” The above quote is a description of our new study from the book itself. Sound interesting? Whether a novice to Bible study or a seasoned veteran, we invite you to join our small, welcoming and friendly group. Stonecroft Bible Studies encourage people to know God and grow in His love through exploration of the Bible. Each book includes easy-to-understand explanations and applications of Bible passages, study questions, and a journal for notes and prayers. We progress at our own speed, taking time for sharing and discussion. Please call me for more information. Hope to see you there! DATE: Fridays

TIME: 10:15–11:50 a.m.

PLACE: East Recreation Center Conference Room, 7902 Oakmont Drive LEADER/CONTACT: Nancy Crosby, 480-0566

Women of Faith Bible Study nGayle Miller

Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman by Beth Moore

The presentation will be on a large screen TV (titles for hearing impaired). Class has workbooks. Join us in a very personal examination of the Old Testament story of Esther as Beth peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story is to our lives today. If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives. Beth Moore is a Christian speaker and Bible Study author.  She enjoys getting to serve women of every age and denomination and she is passionate about women knowing and loving the Word of God. This is your personal invitation to join with us in this exciting new Bible study. These presentations are not to be missed! Beth’s presentation of the Bible just brings it to life and her engaging style of speaking keeps you interested and enthralled to the very last word! We have discussion time to share and fellowship with one another. This is a weekly, non-denominational study, we meet each Tuesday. Our class is small and informal; a very comfortable setting to meet new people and gain new knowledge of the Bible. Please call for additional information.  DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 9:30–11:30 a.m. PLACE: Meeting Room B, Central Activity Center CONTACT: Gayle Miller, 537-9309

Drop-In Chess nRichard Duncan

The Drop-In Chess players meet on Tuesday afternoons between 1–4:30 p.m. in the Card Room at the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Beginners are welcome and there are no fees or cost— just your time as you see fit. Bring a board and chess set if you have one. The atmosphere is casual and players of varying proficiency, both men and women, take part in these games. If you have not played chess in a while, are new to our Oakmont community, or are just curious and would like to know more about the “Game of Kings,” drop in and check us out. If you have any questions or would like to know more, feel free to contact us at or at 707-225-0661.

Oakmont Law Offices of Edward Bernard Where Your Legal Needs Are As Individual As You Are

Stephen Curley Roofing inc. Roofing Specialists Lic. #976993

Stephen Curley, Owner We are an Oakmont Preferred Contractor with an impeccable record 3210-C Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 546-4778 (707) 486-7426 (cell)

• Licensed in California • 25 years experience • Trusts & Estates • No charge for initial consultation

AARP Legal Services Network Participant 537-2222 Mon.–Thurs. 9am–5pm, Fri. 9am–12noon 6637 Oakmont Drive Suite B (in Umpqua Bank building)

East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon $3 donation

nHarriet Palk


Several months ago, Dr. John Freedman presented Big History, Part 1: From the Big Bang to Bonobos (humankind’s closest living relatives). “Big History” is a dynamic multi-disciplinary look at the story of humanity from the creation of our universe through the present, a mix of cosmology, astronomy, geology, biology, anthropology and conventional historiography. Part 2 will seek to put our human story into its largest context. Dr. Freedman practiced medicine in Santa Rosa for 34 years and was a “founding father” of Santa Rosa’s Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center. Since his retirement in 2014, he has been an independent scholar visiting 150 countries on all seven continents.


Dr. Les Koepplin will begin his lecture with a brief history of U.S. science and technology focusing on the World War I period that provided the structure of how this nation conducts research and development today. He will then review the importance of science and technology R&D for the US and California, concluding with a summary of problems facing science and technology with special attention to California. Dr. Koepplin has a Ph.D. in History from UCLA and has taught history seminars on US science and technology since 1945 at Rutgers University and UCLA and spent 25 years as an academic administrator working in Washington, D.C. on issues related to the federal, academic and business funding and conduct of research.


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

Oakmont Village Association, Kiwanis Club of Oakmont and Oakmont Gardens nJay Cobb

Important Announcement about Revisions to the Friday, Nov. 10 Oakmont Veterans Day Events

Due to the recent catastrophic wildfires that affected our community, we now have many more heroes to thank. The Veterans Day Planning Committee has decided that in place of the usual Veterans Parade, which goes through Oakmont Village, we will have a “stationary parade” by invitation only, which will include veterans and first responders. We invite the entire Oakmont Community to join us at the Berger Center area on Friday, November 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. This event is co-sponsored by OVA, Kiwanis Club of Oakmont and Oakmont Gardens. Please join us in honoring: Veterans: 2017 Grand Marshal—Captain Earl O’Grady, Army Air Force; Honorary Grand Marshals 2017—Navy Rear Admiral (2-star) Wendell “Mac” McHenry and Army Corporal Bob Reid; Lt. Col. Margaret “Lee” Marabito, Air Force Nurse, GM 2016; Major Del Teideman, Army, GM 2015; Lt. Cmdr. Frank Lloyd, Navy, GM 2014; Captain Jerry Foster, Army, GM 2010; Captain Pete Folkens, Coast Guard and Navy, GM 2007; and all veterans of all branches of military service. First Responders (examples): Cal Fire, Fire Departments, Police Departments, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department, National Guard and PG&E. Community Servants: Sonoma County Supervisors,

Santa Rosa City Council Members, Press Democrat and Kenwood Press.


11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Viewing and personal thanks to our veterans, first responders and all heroes that have protected us both in the past and more recently. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.: Food will be served. 12:30–1:30 p.m.: Official Recognition of our veteran and first responder heroes in the Berger Center. Boy Scout Troop 55 Color Guard. 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Continued food and music. In addition the OVA office will be accepting donations. Please make checks payable to the Oakmont Community Foundation with a note on your check indicating Redwood CU Wildfire Fund. This will ensure your 100% tax-deductible donations are in good hands. OCF will serve as a “pass through” organization. We are bundling checks so recipients and the Santa Rosa community generally will know how much Oakmont cares. Checks will also be accepted at the event. Questions about the new format for the “stationary” Veterans Parade and the day’s events honoring

veterans and first responders can be directed to me at


McBride Realty in conjunction with the Santa Rosa Chapter of Realtors invites you to share the warmth in its annual

2017 Winter Warmth Coat Drive November 1—December 8

Drop-off Box at McBride Realty 6520 Oakmont Drive (at the entrance to Oakmont) Receive one raffle ticket for each coat you donate & enter to win a bottle of wine and a $100 gift basket full of goodies for your holiday party. Drawing will be held December 11. Please go through your closets & donate your extra coats to those in need. Ask your family & friends to help donate too! We will be collecting coats for men, women & children. Donated coats will go to:

• Vets Connect • Catholic Charities Homeless Service Center • Redwood Covenant Church Charities • Redwood Gospel Mission

707-538-2270 • 6520 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

CalBRE #01151843




This calendar does not reflect all events scheduled. Changes made on or after the 15th may not be reflected.






1 2 3 4 Monthly Event Calendar is also available online at

AR Art Room (Central Activity Center) E East Recreation Center B Meeting Room (Central Activity Center) EC East Conference Room BC Berger Center G Berger Center BCFS Berger Center Fireside Room LCR Large Conference Room in OVA Office CR Card Room (Central Activity Center) LW Lower West Recreation Center D Berger Center UW Upper West Recreation Center


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 4:00 PM Le Cercle Français EC 5:30 PM Oakmont Travel & Adv Club E 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 6:45 PM Contract Bridge CR A+B


9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 11:00 AM Volunteer Helpers (OVH) E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Cafe Mortel B 3:00 PM Oakmont Cannabis club E 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC

7:30 AM Strength & Balance LW 8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Senior Social Club UW 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners BC 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles G 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 6:00 PM Join a Club in Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR A+B 7:00 PM Enneagram B



8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:00 PM Singing Group E


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B 1:00 PM Bocce


8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates E 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Senior Social Club UW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:30 AM Oakmont Music Lovers E 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes E 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 3:00 PM Women’s Discussion Group B 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Photography Club B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Pickleball E 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates E 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Senior Social Club UW 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 10:00 AM Photo Steering Committee EC 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes E 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 2:00 PM Chair Stretch Class LW 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Cafe Mortel BC 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakmont Book Group B

7:30 AM Strength & Balance LW 8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pinochle CR 9:00 AM Senior Social Club UW 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners BC 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Kiwanis Board Meeting E 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles G 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 7:00 PM Enneagram B 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR A+B 7:00 PM Democratic Club UW

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates E 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Senior Social Club UW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Garden Club BC 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes E 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 2:00 PM Chair Stretch Class LW 3:00 PM Women’s Discussion Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 11:00 AM SIR 53 E 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW




8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates E 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Senior Social Club UW 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 2:00 PM iPad SIG D 2:00 PM Chair Stretch Class LW 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC



7:30 AM Strength & Balance LW 8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners BC 9:00 AM Senior Social Club UW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles G 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Music at Oakmont BC 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 6:30 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 11:30 AM Veteran’s Day Celebration BC 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Singing Group B 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Communications Committee B 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 1:00 PM Craft Guild E 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español MCR 4:00 PM Le Cercle Français EC 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Single Malt Scotch Club B


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 10:30 AM Bridge to Nowhere CR B 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Oakmont Art Critique AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 4:00 PM Le Cercle Français EC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 6:45 PM Contract Bridge CR A+B



9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 10:30 AM Zentangle Art Class AR 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Genealogy Club UW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 4:00 PM Le Cercle Français EC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC



7:30 AM Strength & Balance LW 8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Senior Social Club UW 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners BC 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles G 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM AARP Driver Safety B 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 6:30 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Singing Group E 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW


8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Invest Oak B 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Singing Group E 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B 1:30 PM OakMUG UW


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017


Hearing, Education, Advocacy, Research and Support nJohn Taylor, HEARS President

Not hearing is a huge problem for anyone with impaired capability. It affects most areas of our lives with special emphasis on the brain which, after all, is the center of our understanding and memory. A word or part of a word with sounds that do not come through clearly, require additional brain processing power to decipher it, if at all. Listening to a conversation or lecture in soft or accented English can be a trial and an hour or two of that can result in extreme fatigue. Mild to severe impairment usually can be largely mitigated by hearing aids. Even profound impairment can be

greatly helped. Hearing aids equipped with Bluetooth wireless capability that is controlled with a smart phone App can provide substantial additional help. Having phone calls, music, and audiobooks or an external microphone play directly to both hearing aids is a tremendous advantage. Normal Hearing (0–25 dB degree of loss): Hearing is considered normal. Mild Hearing Loss (25–40 dB degree of loss): Difficulty hearing soft speech in noisy situations.

Moderate Hearing Loss (40–60 dB degree of loss): Difficulty hearing moderate speech when background noise is present. Severe Hearing Loss (60–80 dB degree of loss): Difficulty hearing loud speech, but heard if amplified. Profound Hearing Loss (80 dB or more): Difficulty hearing and understanding, even with amplification. HEARS goal is to help improve hearing for our residents. Do get on the HEARS email list (jctmkt@ and attend the HSG meetings.


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

nRosemary Waller


The New Horizons Band Concert at the Berger Center

Music at Oakmont is pleased to announce that the November 9 concert will take place as scheduled, offering a most welcome invitation to renew our lives following the devastating events of the past several weeks. We are most grateful to all the first responders, whose magnificent work saved most of our community, and also to all the Oakmont officials and staffers, who are performing so diligently and effectively to restore normalcy in the face of disaster. We know that beautiful music can contribute mightily to this endeavor, and we are most excited to welcome the outstanding New York cellist and pianist Nicholas Canellakis and Michael Brown to the stage at the Berger Center.

nHelen Hargrave

Saturday, November 25 at 2 PM

The New Horizons Concert Band of Sonoma County will return to the Berger Center on Saturday, November 25 at 2 p.m. for another entertaining and rousing concert! This concert has become an annual event popular with Oakmont residents. The local band is a member of a nationwide senior citizens activity started by an experienced musical educator, Dr. Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Dr. Ernst realized that there were many people who had played in high school and college bands that had a lingering desire to play again. The concept was a good one, and there are now over 150 such bands all over the United States and in Europe. The local unit in Santa Rosa was the second organization in California and began in 1998 with 12 players This concert will be dedicated to Dr. Bill Hamliton who was one of the 12 original members and is no

nTina Lewis

longer with us. The Band has grown to 85 members, several of whom live in Oakmont. They are Dan Derham, trumpet; Jud Goodrich, Helen Hargrave, oboe; Gene Isaeff, euphonium; Roger Morcomb, percussion; Rose West, flute; and Ed Kelleher, saxophone. The band is under the direction of three retired music teachers: Director Lew Sbrana from Healdsburg, Associate Directors Sid Gordon from Redwood High School in Marin County, Ray Walker from Santa Rosa schools, and Lew Bishop who also plays the bassoon in the band. So mark your calendars for Saturday, November25 at 2 p.m. at the Berger Center for an afternoon of delightful and entertaining music by accomplished musicians. The band will be playing familiar show tunes, marches and other numerous arrangements. The concert is free, but there will be a free-will offering for those who wish to participate.

Tennis Club


November 4 is the OTC annual Army-Navy tennis tournament. Remember that wonderful 1973 M*A*S*H Army-Navy football game episode where everything that could go wrong did? We expect our Oakmont Army-Navy tennis game to go much more smoothly. No CIA bomb filled with propaganda leaflets will be dropped on our courts, we promise. We also promise that you’ll have a terrific time taking part in this annual dust-up. Who will be in the army and who will be in the navy? You’ll have to sign

up online or with Chuck Hinckley at cchinckley@ to find out. But wait. There’s more. Following the tournament, gather at the picnic area by West Rec. for a much welcomed free picnic lunch.


Time to sign up for the USO Show and Awards Presentation! Come lend your applause and cheers for the USO performers and awards winners. Fill out the coupon below and put it and your check in the OVA office Tennis Club file.

USO DINNER/SHOW sign-up form FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 5:30–9 PM, BERGER CENTER Name(s) ______________________________________________________________________________________ # of members at $20 ___________ # of guests at $25 ___________ Menu: Yankee Pot Roast/Chipped Beef and Gravy on toast, mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls, and camp cookies. Check Enclosed $___________ Phone No. _____________________________


Just one week after their appearance in Oakmont, the Canellakis/Brown Duo will perform the same program in New York’s Alice Tully Hall, as part of Lincoln Center’s “Art of the Recital” series. The Duo, proposing this program, was selected from many applicants to present one of just three recitals on this series. The selections include works by some of the greatest of American 20th-century composers: Lukas Foss, Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, Michael Brown (an award-winning composer as well as concert pianist), Samuel Adler, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin. Commenting on this distinguished group, Mr. Canellakis has remarked: “This program is very personal for Michael and me, and not just because we’re two New York-born American musicians! I had the good fortune of studying the Barber Cello Sonata extensively at the Curtis Institute with Orlando Cole, who was a close friend and classmate of Barber and who worked on the piece page by page as it was being written (Lukas Foss and Ned Rorem also studied at Curtis). Michael studied composition at Juilliard with Samuel Adler, who in turn was a student of Aaron Copland, so it’s very special for us to present this lineage by performing their works back to back. We then close with the rousing and beloved Preludes by perhaps the most popular American composer of all, George Gershwin.” For more concert details, as well as program notes, please visit our website We look forward very much to seeing you at Berger on November 9. Please note that the Calidore Quartet’s October 19 concert, which had to be canceled because of the fires, will be rescheduled later in the season. WHAT: Canellakis/Brown Duo WHEN: Thursday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center ADMISSION: $20 at the door, or your season pass


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

nSandra Shaner nTeresa Woodrum


Prickett’s Nursery and Oakmont Health Initiative are proud to promote “Daffodils in Bloom: Planting Pride in Oakmont.” Prickett’s Nursery is offering a neighborly assist to help Oakmont move past the smoke and ash. They are gifting Oakmont residents with free daffodil bulbs. To pick up your free daffodil gift bag, containing five bulbs, stop by Prickett’s Nursery, 5875 Sonoma Hwy. Prickett’s is open every day from 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., 5393030. Supply is limited. At press time, the Free Fitness Classes are scheduled to restart November 1. Sadly, JoRene, our wonderful instructor, lost her home to the Coffey Park fire. If you would like to contribute to a recovery fund, please make your check out to JoRene Woodworth. Bring it to class or place it in the OHI folder in the OVA office. Thanking you on her behalf! Hope this edition of the Oakmont News finds you safe.

ymca healthy living Mondays, wednesdays and fridays free classes by YMCA 9–10 AM, Berger Center

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind, and body. This Y class is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself and fostering connections with friends. In this class, it’s not about your fitness level as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. Fragrance-free please. Share the floor with kindness. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, resistance bands (available in class), a towel that can be folded to serve as a knee cushion and cervical support, athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, and water bottle—hydration revitalizes. Thank you for your generous contributions to Oakmont Community Foundation, supporting the health of our community through Physical Education. Whenever you go to the movies, please thank Summerfield Cinema for donating popcorn to all our events. Thank you for your support! The fine print: Welcome to Free Fitness. For your safety, good balance and lateral movement are needed in these quick aerobic classes. A fall may cause serious injury. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen. All Free Fitness Classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. If you have shoulder, back, knee problems, anything that is painful, it is advisable to join a smaller, well-supervised class first, and consult a personal trainer or medical professional to learn modifications that are suitable to your condition. Participants need to use their judgment and body awareness, altering each exercise to prevent injury. Be careful, dear ones.


Foam Roller


WHAT: Foam Roller Class—Stretching, Core Work, and Self-Myofacial Release Therapy WHEN: Tuesdays, 8:45–9:45 a.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center COST: $50/6 classes WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat and foam roller (see below) This class uses movements from Yoga to increase flexibility and balance; movements from Pilates to build core strength; and movements from myofascial release therapy to target trigger points soothing and releasing tight muscles. In addition to the foam roller, I will periodically bring different sized balls for working on hands and feet, particularly helpful for circulation and arthritis.

Foam rolling has been shown to be beneficial in reducing chance of injury and increasing recovery by hydrating the muscles with increased blood flow and breaking up adhesions between skin, muscles and bones. Range of motion is greatly increased, and the bottom line is, you just feel and move better in your body. I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, certified in Mat Pilates, and ACE-certified as a personal trainer. I developed this class in conjunction with the physical therapists at a health care facility where I taught for 18 years. The class will be taught on a foam roller, so you will need to purchase one. It needs to be 6” in diameter and 36” long. Just google “foam roller” and you can find them online much less expensive than in retail stores. If you would like to come and try a class, send me an email or give me a call, and I will bring an extra roller to class for you to try. This is a “feel good” class, but so good for your body. Come roll with us! The only requirements are a foam roller (which you will love having at home to do self-massage) and a yoga mat. Questions? Call me at (636) 532-4690 or email at

Playreaders nNorma Doyle

Playreaders meet every Monday from 2–3 p.m. in the Central Activity Center, Room B (please check to make sure the room has been opened since our evacuation was lifted). Visitors are always welcome. Come early so that we can meet and greet you, On either October 30 or November 5, our first day back, Playreaders will read Rabbit Hole by Dennis Lindsay-Abaire. This was previously announced in the Oakmont News and will be read the first two weeks. Following this play the next presentation over a two-week period will be A Girl Could Get Lucky by Don Appell, a delightful comedy about a taxi driver and his lady passenger. Following this we will read The Things We Do For Love by Alan Ayckbourne. Details and names of readers on each of the above plays will be announced in later publications of the Oakmont News. The Bad Seed will be rescheduled from October 9 and October 16 to early 2018!

Forrest Yoga Chair Stretch and Balance Class

nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

feel better in your body now twice a week!

WHAT: Chair Stretch and Balance Class WHEN: Tuesdays from 2–3 p.m.—join the new class; Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Strengthen your core, even while seated. Energize yourself with breathwork! Stretch your fingers and toes and all the places in between. Students may stay seated for the entire class or explore balance safely. Small free weights are used to tone and strengthen the upper body. Equipment: Bring a set of free weights—your choice of 1, 2 or more pounds—the weight you want to work with. Please bring water.

feel grounded as we shift into fall

WHAT: Forrest Yoga Classes WHEN: Tuesdays from 12:30–1:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Clear your brain, use your breath and challenge your core. Connect inside and notice how your feet and legs support you in standing poses. Ease your neck and other tight spots. Feel grounded and steady as the daylight shrinks. My classes are appropriate for all levels. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Connect with yourself and others in a safe and supportive setting. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and props you have—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I supply a limited amount of props to share. I am a certified Forrest yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping others feel better in their bodies. I have several years of experience teaching Chair Stretch and Balance classes in addition to yoga classes and private sessions. Please see http://www. for more information about me, Forrest Yoga, local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops. Feel free to contact me at carolking1234@yahoo. com, 696-5464.

Tai Chi for Beginners nDr. Kate Ha, Faculty at Sonoma State University

Here is your chance to learn the basics of Tai Chi to improve your balance, breathing and energy level. We meet in the Berger Center on Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. for a workshop that includes five classes, which do not have to be consecutive in case you have other appointments to attend to. Tuition is $75 for the five lessons. Pre-registration is required, so please call me at 318-5284 so that I can encourage you to start this new way of exercising and looking at life.


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

Afternoon Exercise Class

nBetsy Smith, Instructor

For All You Early Birds! Same Class, Same Day, New Time!

WHEN: Thursdays, 7:30–8:30 a.m.—Balance and Strength; Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.—Aerobics WHERE: Classes are held at West Rec. Center downstairs COST: $7 per class, four classes for $24 or eight classes for $48 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ Get up early and get your fitness time in early. Come to the 7:30 a.m. Strength and Balance class!

Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves is what the Strength and Balance class offers. The Aerobic Class format uses aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! Keep your fitness going! Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of both classes. You can join at any time! You work from your base of aerobic and fitness strength. You should be able to get up and down from the floor. Bring yourself, water, mat, weights, and a ball if you have them. We do have equipment to share if you do not have any of your own, so, please come and exercise with us!

Fitness Club

nSue Carrell


WHEN: Friday, December 15 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: 5–6 p.m. social hour/appetizers, dinner to follow. BYOB. PRICE: $50 per person MUSIC: By Jami Jamison Band RESERVATIONS: Reservations are accepted for members only through Nov. 14; reservations open to all Nov. 15–Dec. 8. QUESTIONS: Call Peggy Clark at (650) 274-4137


Appetizers: Antipasti platter with salami, olives,

dried fruits and baguettes, assorted cheese platter with fig tapenade and assorted nuts. Salad: Spring mix with gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries, pears, red onion, pecans and white balsamic and shallot salad dressing. Entrée choice: Prime Rib with au jus and creamy horseradish sauce, mashed potatoes and petite green beans with toasted almonds; or Chicken Veggie Kabob with Hawaiian pineapple glaze, rice pilaf and petite green beans with toasted almonds; or Crispy Tofu Kabob with rice pilaf and petite green beans with toasted almonds. Dinner rolls and butter; coffee, hot tea, water. Dessert: Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream with Candy Cane Sprinkles.

Holiday dinner reservation form

Make check payable to the Oakmont Fitness Club and place it with the form below in the OFC Fitness Folder at the OVA office or drop it in the OFC mail slot outside the trainer’s office. Please indicate your name and choice of entrée below. If you wish to guarantee a table of 8 please submit your reservation for the full table on one form. Name(s)/Entrée(s)______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone_____________________________ Email______________________________________________________

Single Boomers Social Club nCarolita Carr

Calling all Oakmont singles! If your social life has been feeling a bit flat lately, we have the answer. We gather at least two times a month for mixers and other special events. We dine out, dance at winery events, and party right here in Oakmont. We play pool, balloon volleyball, board games, line dance, and generally socialize with each other. Join us by filling out the coupon below.

Thanksgiving Potluck

WHAT: Our annual sharing event WHEN: Sunday, November 12

WHERE: East Rec. Center Please save the date. We fix the turkey and our members supply the side dishes. A not-to-be-missed event! Members, remember to check your email inboxes for special invitations and email Shout Outs regarding these and other events. Other than this column, this is our only method of communication. Join us by filling out the attached application form, or pick up one in the Single Boomers Social Club folder at the OVA office.


Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC folder, along with your check for $ 12 to: SBSC Name____________________________________________________________________ Date_________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (important to receive Evites and Shout-outs)_____________________________ Phone______________ By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder).


Oakmont Enneagram Enthusiasts nDoug Woodard

The next group meeting will happen Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room B at the CAC. Thereafter, meetings will happen every other Thursday, same time, same place. The Enneagram—the word simply means “nine-figure”—is one of the most powerful and insightful tools for understanding ourselves, others and for enhancing our relationships. It has a long and interesting history and is in wide use today in business, psychological, spiritual and other contexts. The Enneagram makes real for each of us a radical distinction between who we take ourselves to be as personalities and the deeper truth of who we are as essential presence. Its study launches a new kind of adventure, an inner journey of profound discovery. For more information, and to join our group, please call me at 293-9864 or email doug@penwoodpartners. com. It’s never too late to “Know Thyself!”

Just For Fun Game Club nPhillip Herzog

The Just For Fun Game Club gathers to play games of all sorts and have fun. You name it, we’ll play it: board games, card games, tile games, dice games, etc., easy games, strategy games, complicated games, luck games, whatever. You don’t need to bring any games. All you need to do is be there. We meet every Saturday at 1 p.m. and on the second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Card Room in the Central Activity Center. We have lots of games on hand: Rummikub, Parcheesi, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Monopoly, Clue, Thryme, Settlers of Catan, The Pillars of the Earth, Pictionary, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit, Deluxe Rook, Skip-Bo, a poker set, several decks of cards, double 6 and double 12 dominoes and more! Someone usually brings: Phase 10, Sequence, Rack-O, Splendor, Indigo, Split, Uno as well as others. If you have any games that you would like to donate to the club temporarily or permanently, just let me know. We are always looking for more games to add to our collection. You can play games that you already know or learn a new game. If we don’t have what you want to play, bring the game with you. Those who are present decide which games to play or gamers can schedule ahead of time for certain games to play. The more the merrier! Our objective is to have fun. For more information email me at goldguyphil@ or call me at 843-3053. If you would like to join us, but our days and/or times don’t work for you, let me know and we’ll see if we can adjust the schedule or add another time that works. We hope to see you soon.

Windows Computer Information

As members of the former Oakmont PC Users Group, we continue to offer our free help to all Oakmont residents. Call phil kenny, 538-2075 or Al Medeiros, 843-4447.


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

nTony Lachowicz

All hikes are subject to change. For updates, photos and other information please visit our website www.

Hikers Save the Date! Spring Tri-Nighter 2018 April 30–May 3 Gualala/Point Arena

Reservations now available. See our website for details.

November 2 Long Hike Lake Sonoma Park

This is a strenuous hike of about nine miles and elevation gain of about 1,500’, over varied hilly terrain with rewarding views of the lake and surroundings. Bring seasonally appropriate attire, poles, water and lunch. Leave the Berger at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Martin Johns, (330) 815-5167.

November 2 Short Hike Jack London Wolf House

Tri-Nighter Hikers at Lake Tahoe. (Photo by Zlatica Hasa)

We will hike to the Wolf House, museum and London’s Cottage. This is an easy walk of about two miles with minimal elevation gain and on good trails. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Guest hike leader is Susan Nuernberg, a Jack London scholar and docent at Jack London State Park. For info call Tony Lachowicz, 8881430. Bring your state parking pass.


Lake Tahoe at the Tri-Nighter. (Photo by Martin Johns)

Oakmont Cat Care Cooperative nMary Ellen King, List Coordinator

Looking for care for kitty when you’re away? Join the Oakmont Cat Care Cooperative. It’s free! Cat Care Co-op members share care and feeding for kitty when you travel or must be away. It’s easy! Just contact a fellow list member and arrange for care between you. We have members all around Oakmont. It works! The more members we have, the easier it is to find help when you need it. So join today! For more information and to put your name on the list contact me at 849-1581.

From Bodega Bay, hikers of all levels will hike south on Doran Beach at sunset and return to our campsite by the full moon. BYO dinner and beverage. Intermediate hike is about five miles. Short is as short as you wish. Long hike can continue to the next beach, then climbing some stairs and walking through the neighborhood of fancy homes, before dropping back to Doran Beach. Note: Sunday, not Thursday, and we leave Berger at 2:30 p.m. ($5 donation for campsite rental). Leaders are Holly Kelley, 843-3155 and Zlatica Hasa, 843-4527.

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Start from Park Trail Drive on to Rough Go Trail. This trail is a steep rough path to Lake Ilsanjo. Continue on Lake Trail around the lake. Lunch at picnic area. Return via Spring Creek Trail. Hike distance is 5.6 miles, elevation gain 660’. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Zlatica Hasa, 843-4527.


This is a strenuous hike of nine miles with an elevation gain of over 2,500’. We will hike the Hillside and Brushy Peaks trails to Bald Mountain. Then down by way of Headwaters, Vista and Lower Bald trails. There are lots of ups, downs and up again on our ascent. Dress in layers, and bring poles, water and lunch. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Chuck Chenault, 539-1093.


We will start at Sebastiani Winery, walk to Bartholomew Park and hike on the loop trail through oaks, redwoods and madrones, returning to the picnic area of the park for lunch. Distance is about 5.5 miles with 650’ of elevation gain. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Donna McCulloch, 539-5730, email


If the hiking trail is more than 30 miles round trip from Oakmont, it is customary to compensate your driver at least $5 for gas.

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Lifelong Learning

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sonoma State University Hires New Employee

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sonoma State University is proud to welcome Elizabeth Haskell as the new Program Assistant at our Oakmont satellite campus. Elizabeth has had extensive experience as supervisor of senior centers and community centers in Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Healdsburg throughout her career. She holds a B.A. in Physical Education from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, and has also served as a Park Ranger at Point Reyes National Seashore and as Interpretive Specialist with California State Parks, Russian River District. She brings years of expertise in the coordination of events, rentals, registration systems, facilities oversight and strong administrative experience working with volunteers, boards, students and other key stakeholders. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sonoma State University is a unique learning community for adults age 50 years old or better. OLLI offers the very best continuing education with no tests and no grades. Distinguished SSU faculty and other Bay Area educators enjoy sharing their expertise with

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Mark Your Calendar Oakmont Lifelong Learning Presents A Holiday Concert

Good Day Café Now Open at Central Activity Center nJulie Kiil

The Coffee Cart reopened October 3 as the Good Day Café under the ownership of Debie Alioto. Thanks to the continued persistence of Melissa Lapely-Schertz’s the new owner, Debie Alioto, reopened this week providing Oakmont residents again with great coffee, healthy tea plus wonderful pastries at the CAC. On grand opening day, Debbie offered free mini samples of cherry-cranberry scones, pecan pie, coconut oil brownies and organic oolong tea to the delight of returning and new customers. Longtime customers dropped by to wish Melissa good luck and good-bye, and then welcome Debie on board. Tony Lachowicz was there for a great Cup-OJoe and Greg Goodwin dropped by to congratulate both ladies. Gehart Rossbach enjoyed free mini scones from new owner Debie Alioto.

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center WHAT: Cantiamo Sonoma, an a capella choral ensemble COST: $20, BYOB. Light refreshments. To purchase tickets online go to or complete the registration form below and return it to the OLL folder at the OVA office or pay at the door.

Cantiamo Sonoma concert reservation form Name _________________________________________________________________________________________ # of tickets ________ at $20 each ________

Tony Lachowicz was there for a great Cup-O-Joe.

Email ___________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________ (needed to notify you in the event of changes)

45^fifl¢∞§45^fifl¢∞§ OVA Board member, Greg Goodwin, congratulated Debie and said good-bye to Melissa with a great cup of coffee.

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Poet’s Corner Tribulations nRichard Duncan

As we venture back home, knowing not what we might find We should give thanks to the fates, for they have been kind And not just the gods to whom we implore But those magnificent firefighters who kept fire from the door As I look back on that dark and grim fateful night As I walked the neighborhood, concealing my fright As I struggled to walk in the face of the wind As I watched the red glows on every horizon, they jolted my mind—this is fire—and how it begins For years we’ve complained, cajoled and explained; the mistakes we’ve been making with fire suppression It just makes it worse—postponing the day, just lurking and waiting—for horrific expression When the full force of nature is brought directly to bear Then all we can wish for is hope and a prayer This time we got lucky and Oakmont was spared Despite OEPC and COPE we were not prepared While I think of the losses that have hurt our Sonoma I sincerely believe they will bring us all closer Community/humility, will arise from the ashes It will put into perspective our puerile clashes For if truth must be known we’ll be tested again Another phenomenon that could bring us much pain A Roger’s fault break—a massive earthquake It’s lurking; it’s waiting—let’s make no mistake So let’s stay together and take care of each other Whether sister or father, or mother or brother The day will be coming, when we will be longing For a strong helping hand and sense of belonging.

Oakmont Music Lovers nJudy Walker

Duplicate Bridge nBob Stinson


Student musicians coached by a distinguished professional, an academic setting, and scores of music waiting to be brought to life: these are the typical ingredients of a phenomenon known as the master class. When the student is particularly gifted, the “master” is particularly eloquent, and the music is particularly beautiful. The combined effect can be thrilling! A former accompanist/coach at DePaul University in Chicago, John Burchard will concentrate his presentation on vocal master classes. Young singers are especially in need of expert coaching: their instruments are invisible to themselves, and in addition to singing all the right notes with conviction they must simultaneously try to communicate a world of language charged with intense emotion. John’s presentation will include filmed excerpts from instrumental as well as vocal master classes— excerpts that demonstrate a wide variety of coaching styles. Featured will be classes conducted by worldclass performers (including Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Andras Schiff, and Joyce DiDonato). WHEN: November 7 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center COST: Free

nBarbara Bowman

Come join us for duplicate bridge

The Duplicate Bridge Club plays twice a week in the Central Activities Center card room: Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. and Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. Our Duplicate Bridge Club is a friendly, low-key group who enjoy a more challenging way of playing bridge. There is a small fee, currently $3, which pays for a professional club director who organizes and officiates the game. The fee also pays for our club’s membership with the American Contract Bridge League. We enjoy coaching newcomers to our ranks. Firsttime players may play for free, but you need to remind the recorder if you are a first-timer. What is duplicate? In social bridge, a new hand is dealt every time, and a player’s score often reflects quite a bit of luck. In duplicate bridge the hands are dealt only once and then played by nearly everyone. Your overall score is based on how well you do, compared to everyone else who played those hands. Another significant difference is that bidding is silent and uses colored bid cards from a bid box. If you enjoy bridge and want a fun, friendly and competitive way to improve your skills, bring your partner and try us out. For general information and partnerships call Marilyn Hillendahl, 833-1032.

Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAYS AND TIMES: Sundays at 2 p.m.; also Sunday, November 12 at 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty and Mike McInnis. NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible, free of charge—compliments of the OVA

Sunday, November 5, 2 pm THE CHILDREN OF HUANG SHI

Zentangle™ Art Classes nBetsy Smith

Classes are on second Monday from 4:30–6 p.m. and fourth Monday from 10:30 a.m.–12 noon. Check the schedule below for specific dates. Materials are provided. Be sure to call or E-mail me to reserve your space in class. Hope to see you in the next class! Explore you creative side with the Zentangle™. If you can draw a dot, line, squiggly, circle or square, etc., you can do the Zentangle™ Art Method. You do not have to have attended any other Zentangle™ class to come. Everyone is welcome!

Coming up

Monday, November 13, 4:30–6 p.m.: Tangling a Cornucopia Monday, November 27, 10:30 a.m.–noon: Tangling a folded star Monday, December 11, 4:30–6 p.m.: Tangling Christmas Trees—last class for 2017! WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $10 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 321-2105 (cell), or E-mail


In this historical drama, British correspondent George Hogg (Jonathon Rhys Meyers) attempts to save 60 war orphans during Japan’s occupation of China in the 1930s. With help from a guerrilla fighter and a nurse, Hogg leads the children across miles of treacherous terrain. This engrossing true story of a remarkable man features spectacular cinematography and a fine supporting cast. (2008), R (some violence), 125 minutes.

Sunday, November 12, 2 and 7 pm SILVER LINING PLAYBOOK

After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, bipolar Pat (Bradley Cooper) has no choice but to move back in with his football-obsessed parents (Jackie Weaver and Robert DeNiro). While he tries to reconcile with his wife, Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a woman who’s as unstable as he is—and she changes his life. This romantic comedy-drama was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including four for acting, with Lawrence winning a Best Actress Oscar. (2012), R (language, some nudity), 122 minutes.

Sunday, November 19, 2 pm WINGED MIGRATION

Amazing cinematography propels this Oscar-nominated documentary that provides a hypnotic, bird’s-eye view of the grueling semiannual migrations of various avian species as they make their way across vast distances to more moderate climates. The astonishingly intimate photography has one literally flying with the birds, and it’s an enjoyable, heady ride. The film’s also a tour of the globe that reveals gorgeous landscapes that most humans never get to see. (2001), G, 89 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, November 5, 2 p.m.: The Children of Huang Shi, (2008), R, 125 minutes. Sunday, November 12, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Silver Lining Playbook, (2012), R, 122 minutes. Sunday, November 19, 2 p.m.: Winged Migration, (2001), G, 89 minutes.


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All home repairs. Everything from fixing that leaking toilet to hanging pictures, to replacing that broken light switch. Serving the Santa Rosa area since 1985. $25 per hour. Quality workmanship and excellent ref. Just make a “to do” list and call me. Local Oakmont references on request. 888-2013.


Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had a home visit, please call Charlotte at 5389050.

Remodeling, kitchens and baths. Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. Free estimates. Lic. #428073. Call 996-1454.


Emergency services, regular service, water heaters, clogs, remodels, repair. Local business, owner-operated. Call (707) 800-2043.

Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general handyman (I can fix just about anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536-9529, emergency—328-6635.


A to Z home maintenance and repair. Kitchen and bath remodel. Carpentry, tile, plumbing, electric and painting. All phase construction. Lic. #966203. Call Lee Moen, 318-5591.


George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years experience. Free estimates. Call George at 987-3059.


Reasonable rates, free estimates, Oakmont references. Lic. #573530. Gary Luurs, 528-8489.


Learn all of your legal options to qualify for Medi-Cal to pay for long-term Nursing Home Care. You don’t need to spend down all of your assets or lose your home! Call for FREE consultation to see if your loved one can qualify. 100% application success rate over 25 years. Design Benefits, (707) 795-2282.



Dependable, experts serving you and your neighbors with excellence and integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, bonded and insured. Senior discounts available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us on the web at www. or call us at 537-1308 for all your plumbing needs.


Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 14 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334.






11 years in Oakmont. Group and individual. References available. Juan Carlos, 535-6097.

Personalized computer help in your home. PC and MAC, cell phones and tablets. Patient, experienced technology help in the comfort of your home. $35 per hour. Call Diana at (707) 327-8997.




For all your plumbing and heating needs. Local plumbers in business since the late 20th century, licensed, bonded and insured. Same day service is often available. Money-saving coupons! CA Lic. #659920. Please call (707) 996-8683 or go to


Retired, medical background. Local references. Call Evelyne, (707) 326-6610.


Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many years servicing our friends in Oakmont. 584-5488.


No appointment hair cuts. Coloring, perms, styling. Great people, great prices. Open 7 days. 140 Calistoga Rd., Santa Rosa.


Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer Services. Call Chuck for all things computer. VOM Rotary member, computer instructor. References available, many satisfied Oakmont customers. $45/ hr. 293-8011.

A personal transportation service for airports, cruises and vacations. Call for reservations. Plus Babe is on the road again for local doctor visits, shopping, etc. Call Stephany at 545-2850.




Warming Trends has been cleaning, servicing and installing fireplaces, stoves and inserts for 30 years. Call 578-9276 for any fireplace needs.


Small dog specialist, 35 lb or less. Mon.– Fri., 8:30–4. Call or text at 538-8886, or book online at 4932 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa, 95409.

Oakmont News Classified Rates • • • •


Classified ads of 150 spaces or less, (payment to accompany this form) $25 per insert Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 3 months (6 issues) $120 Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 6 months (12 issues) $216 Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 1 year (24 issues) $384

A space is a letter (including those in the heading), punctuation mark, and a space between the words in the ad. Additional $4 for the next 40 or less spaces. Whenever applicable, CA state license or certification number must be included. DEADLINE: 10 days prior to publication.

Let me help you walk, talk and play with your dog. $25/hr., 15/half-hr. Call for free meeting. Terri, (707) 480-0786. Local references.

Keep your home or company up and running. Back-up, training, security, networking, repair, transfers, tuneup, Smart Homes. Call now for free consultation, (707) 486-5302.


Caregivers to work in our community. Flexible shifts, 2–24 hours. Hiring bonus. Call 843-3838 or drop by 6528 Oakmont Dr.

Let me read their chart. 38 yrs. experience. 1½ hr. reading with 21year forecast, $295. Just 5 minutes from Oakmont, or I can come to you. See testimonials at www. 539-7827.

Established 1963. Old fashion haircuts at a reasonable price. No appointment needed. 120 Calistoga Rd—down the breeze way by Safeway.

TEACHER NEEDS SUMMER WORK Will drive to appointments, shopping, airport, etc. New electric car. $18 per hour. References available. John, 537-0693.

Commercially licensed, transportation for Oakmont residents. P.U.C. 32055 owneroperated with several years experience. Oakmont homeowner too. Call Chris, (707) 206-5018.


Quality work at reasonable rates and without the dreaded roar of a leaf blower machine. Small jobs OK. Richard, 833-1806.


Personalized meals for you. Transportation for errands/shopping. Companionship (sports fan), light housekeeping, relief care for a main caregiver. Jean Sharp, 570-5326.


Serving the North Bay since 1979, building new homes, additions and remodels. Call Craig Lawson, 579-9088. Lic. 377330.,


Smart TV’s, Soundbars, Netflix, Roku and Apple TV’s are complicated. I will help you. 25 years experience. $40/hr. Important: know your passwords! Jason Baldwin, (707) 479-1364,



Will personify your passion for the holiday season and allow you to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Free consultation! Some of the services: decorating Christmas trees, doors, wreaths, fireplace mantels, staircases, dining tables. Gift wrapping. Call or text Mimi at 591-4069.


Experienced, caring and reliable. Meal prep, light housekeeping, appointments, shopping. Your needs accommodated in a friendly, respectful manner. (707) 318-1139.

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Memoir, book, stories, poetry? For coaching, evaluating, and editing support call Ida at (707) 978-5131, 25 years experience. Reasonable rates.

15 years in Oakmont. Careful, professional and reliable. Call Alex, (707) 291-0429.


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MAIL TO: CJM Productions, 2105 Longhorn Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Tel (707) 575-7200 •

Oakmont 2 BR, 2 BA home available. Share with professional woman, NP, artistic, musical, spiritual, active. Seeking liberal, eco-friendly, nature and music lover to live in a peaceful, harmonious home. Call Lucia, (617) 763-2680.

The best care for your best friends. 25+ years experience. Dog and cat care. Daily visits. Overnight companionship. Insured and bonded. See profile at, enter “95476”. Alix Moline, 637-6267.


Barber cuts, highlights, woman’s cut, perms, shampoo and set. Specials for everyone! Vidal Sassoon training. 700 4th St., free parking lot in the back of Barns and Noble bookstore. 596-2769.

NATIVE PLANT SALE NOVEMBER 11 Local chapter of CNPS. This is THE time of year to plant for best results next year! Experts on hand to answer questions. 9AM-1PM at Willowside School in SR. Corner of Willowside + Hall Roads. Checks or cash only this year.

Oakmont News …is owned by the Oakmont Village Association which, through its board, sets editorial policy. The OVA has contracted with CJM Productions to handle typesetting, layout, printing and free distribution of the Oakmont News, the latter by U.S. mail, to each home via 3rd class mail. CJM Productions also handles advertising for the Oakmont News. CJM Productions and the Oakmont Village Association assume no responsibility for the content of any ads that appear in the Oakmont News nor do we endorse or recommend any product or service advertised herein. CA law requires all CA licensed contractors to list their license number in their service advertisements. CA law also requires contractors performing work totaling $500+ (incl. materials & labor) must be licensed by the Contractor State License Board (CSLB) to work in California. For information contact the Contractor’s State License Board at


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM Tel 539-1611 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A OVA E-mail: Website: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident access card..............................$25 EA replacements......................................$25 ea Guest access card..................................$25 ea Emergency Contacts for Residents This form is confidential and used only in case of an emergency to notify your named contacts.

Bulletin Boards

There are three OVA bulletin boards, one at each recreation center, where OVA events can be posted. Please bring in notices to the Events Coordinator at the OVA Office. Size is limited to 8.5"x5.5". Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office.

locker rentals

Annual Locker Fee $60 (January 1–December 31). If you wish to rent a locker, come to the OVA office and give us a check, your information and the number of the locker you want to rent. You provide the lock. We can prorate the annual fee. Daily use lockers are free. NOTICE: Weekly locker inspections are done by OVA Maintenance. Locks could be sawed off with no prior notice and locker contents removed on all unpaid lockers. Items will be held in OVA Maintenance office for 30 days. If you have any questions, please contact the OVA Office M-F 539-1611


Quarterly pickups. First Saturday in April, July and October. 9 AM–1 PM.


The following are OVA Guest Pass types and duration: 1) Guest from outside Sonoma County— up to 90 days; 2) House sitters—up to 90 days (OVA host must present written request to OVA Office for approval prior to visit); 3) Guests living in Sonoma County—2 days per card, and no more than 3 cards per month. Guest cards are available during regular hours in the OVA Office for a $25 refundable deposit. Guests accompanied by their Oakmont host are not required to have a Guest Pass.


For more info on signing up contact OVA at 539-1611 or email Oakmontcommunitygarden@

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–5 PM Tel 539-0701 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

COORDINATOR Call 9AM–5PM November 1–15 Leanne Smith 539-6795 November 16–30 Ann Ver Planck 527-3411

We provide the following services to Oakmont Residents: n Transportation to medical/ dental appointments in Santa Rosa only n Grocery shopping to Safeway (at Calistoga Center only) n

PAS Management Company

oakmont News

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

Rides Within Oakmont Marianne Neufeld 528-0161

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 539-8996. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Mon.–Fri. medical rides before 9 AM or after 4 PM are subject to limited volunteer driver availability.

No service on weekends or holidays. Please call at least three full working days prior to appointment. We regret that we are unable to provide either wheelchair or emergency service.


SUMMER SCHEDULE Access to OVA pools is by magnetic card. Call OVA Office, 539-1611 if you need a permanent new member pool access card or to register for a temporary guest pool access card. West: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Wednesdays for cleaning) East: 6:30 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 5:45 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Tuesdays for cleaning) JACUZZI HOURS: Same as facility. No one under 18 years in West and East pools and Jacuzzis. Central Pool Children’s Hours: 12 Noon– 4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day. Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.

Blood Pressure clinic

Wed 10:30 AM–12 PM, Berger Center, Room D. Contact: Del Baker 539-1657.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Daily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed at 7 PM on Tues. for cleaning. Closed Christmas day.

Call Oak Creek RV & Storage, P.O. Box 2246, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 707-538-3230

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

maintenance Office

Hours: Daily 6 AM–10 PM Tel 539-6720 Maintenance Building (next to Central Auditorium)

Street Cleaning

City streets in Oakmont are cleaned by the city early on the fourth Friday of each month. Residents who want their streets swept should avoid street parking overnight on those days.


Please contact OVA resident Bev Schilpp by phone 538-4293 or by E-mail wallyschilpp1@ if you would like to have published in the Oakmont News the name and date of death of your loved one.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Hours: Daily 6 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas Day. It is run by volunteers. All donations are gladly accepted. Materials we cannot use will be passed on to others.

Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

The Oakmont News welcomes residents’ letters to the editor about Oakmont life. Email letters of no more than 200 words to Writer’s name, address and phone number must be included. Writers will be limited to one letter published every 90 days. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

Public Transportation Available in Oakmont CityBus #16 bus takes residents to n Sonoma County Transit #30 bus goes to 5 different shopping centers weekday Memorial and Kaiser Hospitals and downtown mornings and around Oakmont afternoons. Santa Rosa. Returns via Oakmont to Sonoma. n


Schedules available at OVA office.

Hours: M–F 9 AM–Noon, and 1–4 PM Tel 539-5810 6572 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A (for Association Maintained Homes)

2017-2018 OVA board of Directors E-mail: Gloria Young, President Greg Goodwin, Vice President Carolyn Bettencourt, Secretary Elke Strunka, Treasurer (Non-voting Officer) Kathleen Connelly, Director Ken Heyman, Director Lynda Oneto, Director Karen Oswald, Director CONSULTANT/INTERIM GENERAL Manager Ted Throndson

OVA Board Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 1 pm in the Berger Center All residents of Oakmont are welcome.

The Board of Directors of Oakmont Village Association reserves the right to select those articles submitted for publication that seem appropriate to the purpose of this association.

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go to the OVA office and fill out a sign-up form, or visit www. To receive E-Blast by E-mail, click the "join our E-Blast email list" link. If you would like a hardcopy, please come to​the OVA Activities​office. They are located on the front counter.


The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

OVA-Sponsored Events

Let’s Dance Together! nTerry Whitten

The Basic Steps of Rumba

Toxic Waste Collection nAnita Roraus

Tuesday, november 28 west rec. parking lot

Four times a year Oakmont has a Community Toxic Collection at the West Rec. parking lot, 6470 Meadowridge Drive, from 2–7 p.m. LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of five gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material. Never mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills. Syringes/needles in sealed, approved Sharps containers. NOT ACCEPTED: explosives or ammunition, radioactive materials, biological waste (except syringes), TVs, computer monitors and other electronics, business waste. Please call 795-2025 to schedule an appointment or ask your questions.

AARP Presents “The AARP Smart Driver Course” nAnita Roraus

This course is for drivers 50 years of age and older. Complete cost for the course is $15 for AARP members/$20 non-members. Open to Oakmont residents only.

Two-day Course Room B, Central Activities Center

Thursday and Friday, November 30 and December 1, 1–5 p.m. Sign up by calling the OVA office at 539-1611 or come by in person.

Join A Club Event

nAnita Roraus

Thursday, November 2 6–8 PM Berger Center

The OVA “Join a Club Event” is for everyone, not just new residents. Have you been curious about a club or group and would like to learn more? Maybe it’s just time to try something new! Come over to the

Berger Center and meet over 50 of the clubs at a tabled event. Talk to current members and find out why they do what they do and why you will want to do it too! The event will run from 6–8 p.m. and refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend.

WHAT: Beginning Rumba Partner Dance Classes WHEN: Wednesdays, November 8 and 15 TIME: 4–5:15 p.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. COST: $9 per person for single class; $7 per person for two or more classes purchased in advance at beginning of class. In November, we will meet for two sessions to learn the basic steps of the beautiful Rumba. Rumba is a Latin dance with Afro-Cuban origins. It is danced to slower music than Cha Cha or Salsa. Rumba music was made popular in the United States in the late 1920’s by orchestra leaders such as Xavier Cugat and this dance style continued to grow in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Besides slower Latin music, there are also a lot of contemporary non-Latin songs that Rumba can be danced to. Some of these are “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, “I’m So Blue” by Michael Jackson, “You’ve Got A Friend” by James Taylor and “Water Under The Bridge” by Adele. There are even Country songs that a Rumba can be danced to! As before, no partners or experience are required. We will rotate partners during the classes. If you have a partner, that’s great but not necessary. I would also like to invite any ladies who are interested in leading to come and learn how to lead some basic steps. The Rumba is a good dance to start with. Also, aside from being fun and a great way to get exercise, a number of studies have shown that dancing on a regular basis may reduce the possibility of cognitive decline and may actually increase mental acuity. It is definitely good for our brains, muscles and spirit! Please let me know if you have any questions or if you have any suggestions for dances you would like to see taught in Oakmont in the future. You can email me (Terry Whitten) at or call me at (415) 265-7590 (cell). I hope to see you on the dance floor!

Thank You FirsT responders!

Marie McBride


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The Oakmont News / November 1, 2017

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Welcome Home Oakmont!!! We are here for you!!! Thank you so much to all of the First Responders for saving our homes.

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Paula Lewis 332-0433

CalBRE# 00788134 & 00544689

2158 Lansbury Street $489,000

471 Singing Woods Lane $515,000

7103 Overlook Drive $735,000

CalBRE# 01013909 & 01265144

Kay Nelson 538-8777

Sue Senk 318-9595

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Joey & Claudine Cuneo 694-2634

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Mike & Leila O’Callaghan 888-6583

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