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Teaching The Arts

I just finished teaching a five week course on "The Arts" for University of Phoenix. This is the first time I've taught this class and I loved it. I didn't teach...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 335 Views

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School of Rock

Someone with the initials JB is applying for a Minor Use Permit to put a "School of Rock" in the Market Place Shopping Center. No this isn't the plotline of a...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 30, 2015 at 11:21 am | 2 comments | 1200 Views

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Dangers Underground

A PG&E gas line exploded in Fresno on Friday. The line apparently wasn't where it was supposed to be. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it was ". . . closer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer Groff, on Jul 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm | 7 comments | 1555 Views

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My not-so-new truck and my not-so-old Focus

So far I'm happy with the Nissan Frontier, but not overjoyed with Dublin Nissan. On July 11th the Security Interlock System locked me out; so I called the dealer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm | 11 comments | 743 Views

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Securing our borders

I consider Donald Trump a pompous blowhard with bad hair, but he is right about securing our borders from illegal immigration. Where he's wrong, and often is,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by LTR, on Jul 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 20 comments | 795 Views

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Not a good week

One of my "fans" thought I was on vacation because I haven't posted a blog in a while. I had been posting two blogs a week, but I'm cutting down to one a week....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 12 comments | 1338 Views

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Bidding my Maverick Bye-Bye

I took my old Maverick into Diablo Motors this morning to sell on consignment. I was looking at a Dodge Durango there last week, but decided I really want a pickup...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by wolfie94566, on Jul 5, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 6 comments | 1049 Views

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I Stand with Rand

That's the best political slogan since "I like Ike," in 1952. Rand Paul isn't the typical conservative Republican. In fact when his dad, Ron Paul, ran for...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jun 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 36 comments | 1794 Views

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To Cholo or not to Cholo?

Yes that is the question. I'm sticking my neck out to post this because Cholo seems to be a polarizing character on the Pleasanton Weekly and Danville/San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 29, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 16 comments | 1266 Views

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Fat is Thin, and other observations on my weight and life

Yes folks, I am what is medically referred to as "morbidly obese," which means I'm more than 100 lbs over my ideal weight. My ideal weight, as determined by someone...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Marry, on Jun 29, 2015 at 3:59 am | 6 comments | 3980 Views

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Get a Clue!

Did Abram Wilson violate California's Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) reporting requirements by entering $0 in expenditures on his City Council campaign's...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Paul Davidson, on Jun 19, 2015 at 8:16 am | 9 comments | 3070 Views

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Getting Organized

I hired Rachel Seavey, a professional organizer, to help me get rid of all of the years of collected clutter. Rachel uses the business name

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pololo Mololo, on Jun 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm |
12 comments | 1364 Views

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Exchange Club Essay Contest Deadline

This is a reminder to any and all High School students who are interested in American History and would like to win a Scholarship for $500 to $1500, the deadline...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by david joe, on Jun 8, 2015 at 1:51 am | 13 comments | 1113 Views

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Gaga over Tony and the Lady

I was at Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's show at the Concord Pavilion last night. I was so impressed with their performance on

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 5, 2015 at 6:24 pm |
2 comments | 1335 Views

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You only hurt yourself

In my last few blogs, several people posted comments with links to what I call "paper mills." These are websites that sell or customize essays for high school and...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jun 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 1348 Views

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Exchange Club Essay Awards

Well after shooting my mouth, er Blog, off about the First Amendment to the Constitution, I was drafted into being a judge for the Exchange Club Essay Scholarship...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on May 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm | 7 comments | 987 Views

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Rails to Trails

In 1989 I lost a lot of weight. Over a period of 3 years, from 1989 to 1992 I dropped about 150 lbs. from almost 300 to just under 150. I lost the first 90 lbs....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm | 4 comments | 1061 Views

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Is Steve Glazer going to the dogs?

Well, yes, in a way. Dr. Jim Delano of the Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center is hosting a "meet and greet on behalf of Steve at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Clinic, 2000...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 26, 2015 at 10:21 pm | 18 comments | 2053 Views

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Bidding My Training Dept. Goodbye

I was laid off from my job as a Tech Writer for Relevant Business Systems, a software company in Bishop Ranch, on the last day of 2002. Other employees had been...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm | 5 comments | 1446 Views

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Back from Maine

I returned from my visit to Maine Wednesday afternoon. It took a day for me to get readjusted to the time change and California weather. I picked up my cats from...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 21, 2015 at 2:04 am | 6 comments | 1298 Views
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Primaries and Pivots
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Politics dominate Napolitano's world view
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 407 views

Teaching The Arts
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 335 views