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The DMV and other auto related tales (Part I)

Last August I received a letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that my Driver's License would expire on my birthday this year. My birthday was more...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 204 Views

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Not Endorsements

I'm writing this blog about the upcoming election. I'm not endorsing anyone, but I am saying whom I plan to vote for and why. I'm calling this blog "Not Endorsements,"...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by mloliver, 19 hours ago | 7 comments | 1084 Views

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My secret identity is revealed!

I received the following email via LinkedIn on October 5th. "Hi Rosalind, I sent you a LinkedIn request because I'm looking for the composer of the song...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Oct 17, 2014 at 1:38 am | 2 comments | 1211 Views

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Water Woes

I attended Assembly Woman Joan Buchanan's presentation on California's Water Woes Wednesday night. The presentation was held upstairs at the San Ramon Library....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 14, 2014 at 10:42 am | 9 comments | 1157 Views

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Fair Trade or Direct Trade

October is Fair Trade Month. Fair trade is a practice where suppliers and producers of products, components, or ingredients,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 7, 2014
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Who wants to move to San Ramon?

I received a phone call yesterday from a Real Estate Agent who asked me if I know anyone who wants to move to San Ramon. That question is a little bit like "Who...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Oct 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1781 Views

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The Troll

Dictionary.com defines "Troll," used as a noun, as "one of a class of supernatural creatures that dwell in caves or mountains and are depicted either as dwarfs...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 2 comments | 1383 Views

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Me, Mother & Eleanor Roosevelt

I've been watching "The Roosevelts" on PBS and I remembered almost meeting Mrs. Roosevelt many years ago. I thought I might write my blog about it, so I called...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Sep 30, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 10 comments | 1886 Views

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Why we need the Water Bond

Four years ago I attended a presentation at the Carr America Center on the Water Bond that was proposed for the 2010 ballot. I was running for the Dublin San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm | 13 comments | 1067 Views

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Calendars, I get Calendars

It's calendar season again. Does anyone remember the Andy Williams show when he would introduce the request section with a little ditty, "Letters, I get letters,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 27, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 5 comments | 906 Views

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Moving to Maine, Maybe

On Saturday I went to the Emergency Preparedness Fair at Central Park. My friend Sally drove. She reminded me to take my walker. I don't like to use the walker,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm | 7 comments | 1293 Views

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Lulu is back home!!!!

On Tuesday Eliana Caimanque took Lulu to the Sage Center for Veterinary Specialty in Dublin for the surgery to repair her...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Lynne (>'.'<), on Sep 20, 2014 at 2:37 am | 8 comments | 1205 Views

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Answering questions from my last blog on the cemetery

My last blog on Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane's objections to the cemetery in Tassajara Valley brought out some comments that I want to reply to. My answers are long...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 82 comments | 2397 Views

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From Cemetery to Supervisor?

What is Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane up to now? Is he planning to run for Contra Costa County Supervisor? It sure looks that way with the pied piper of Dougherty Valley...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 6, 2014
Last comment by winres, on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:49 am | 12 comments | 1504 Views

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Buttermilk?

What ever happened to buttermilk? I mean the liquid left over after churning cream into butter. There is something in the supermarkets called "Buttermilk," but...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cholo , on Sep 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 1866 Views

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A Visit from Lulu

Eliana Caimanque and Lulu came over to my house for a visit last Sunday afternoon. Eliana had Lulu's fluffy mane shaved down, so she looked very smooth and sleek....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm | 7 comments | 1304 Views

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Earthquake Insurance

I've written before that I tend to be a late owl. I stay up to 2 am and sleep until 10 am. More recently I've been staying up to 3 or 4 am. Yup I was on my computer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm | 4 comments | 1083 Views

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Sentinels of Freedom Newsletter

I'm turning over my blog today to Jenny Howard, Program Director for Sentinels of Freedom. I've followed Sentinels of Freedom since its origination in San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 1398 Views

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Backpacked with care is back

I'm turning over my blog this week to Esther Lucas, Gary Lucas, and Nicole Blazin for their Backpacked with Care Project. I've donated backpacks and school supplies...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:57 pm | 4 comments | 1019 Views

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Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law

Congressman Eric Swalwell's bill to name the Dublin Post Office after Jim Kohnen was signed into law on August 8, 2014 by President Obama. Here's a link to

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Tom F, on Aug 24, 2014 at 8:45 am |
6 comments | 2094 Views
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The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
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Not Endorsements
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 1,084 views