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The Golden Days of Television

My father bought our first TV in 1949. It was a black and white Magnavox table model with a round 9" screen. It had a blond wood cabinet and cost over $500. We...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 404 Views

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Chanukah & The Bill of Rights

Yesterday, Monday December 15th, was Bill of Rights Day. I didn't know there was a Bill of Rights Day until I saw it in my digital planner. To find out more about...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 452 Views

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Where's the wind?

I usually have some breeze blowing through my back yard from the West, but on Thursday when 50 mph winds were predicted, there was nothing, not even a zephyr....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 763 Views

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The Giving Season

A few weeks ago I wrote about receiving calendars from organizations asking for donations....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm | 5 comments | 1246 Views

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A hot scoop or not?

I received an email from a source that County Supervisor Candace Andersen announced her plans NOT to run for re-election in 2016. This sounded like it could be...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Messenger, on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:59 am | 4 comments | 1148 Views

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An Unexpected Windfall

I got a phone call on Wednesday from a man named Dave who wanted to buy a couple of domain names I registered 14 years ago. Back in early 2000 I was trying to...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 1283 Views

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A request for Assemblywoman Baker

I received a Media Advisory today from newly elected Assemblywoman Catharine Baker stating that Mrs. Baker would be taking the Oath of Office tomorrow, December...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 30, 2014
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Dec 4, 2014 at 6:57 pm | 6 comments | 1523 Views

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We can do better

Tom Cushing has been speaking at City and Town Council meetings in Contra Costa County to get support for hiring a new Director of Animal Control from the No Kill...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments | 1285 Views

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Not so speedy trial

I was injured in an automobile accident on January 24, 2013. I was driving through the intersection of Alcosta Blvd and Bollinger Canyon Road with the green light,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Parker, on Nov 25, 2014 at 11:49 am | 7 comments | 1777 Views

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Supporting the fight against prescription drug addiction

Sally and I attended the fundraiser for the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) last night. As usual I got the location wrong and gave Sally...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by tinzipper, on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 2114 Views

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I'm back at blogging

I didn't post a blog last week. I posted so much before the election that I thought I posted some last week but no, I took last week off. Actually I was working...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 8, 2014
Last comment by What is up Roz? , on Nov 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm | 10 comments | 2136 Views

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Did "Union Boss Tim Sbranti play politics with child safety?"

I wrote my last blog (not counting my "I hate Halloween" blog), on a mailer accusing Catharine Baker of opposing Proposition 2. I just received a mailer accusing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 1, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Nov 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 14 comments | 2798 Views

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Is Catharine Baker against Proposition 2?

It makes sense to save money when you have it, so you will have it when you need it. That's the premise behind Proposition 2. I support and endorsed Prop. 2. I...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Nov 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm | 15 comments | 1309 Views

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Bonus Blog Why I hate Halloween!

When I was a kid I loved Halloween. I could dress up as a cowgirl or a princess or even an adult. One year I went as an old lady and even fooled one of my neighbors,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 31, 2014
There are no comments yet. 738 Views

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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48

This would be my Monday blog, but I'm posting it sooner because the election is a little over a week away and some voters are voting early by mail. Measures...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Oct 31, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 32 comments | 3798 Views

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My Ditzy Cat Day

I don't handle stress well. I either overreact or underreact or do something totally goofy like phoning Mayor Bill Clarkson in the middle of a City Council meeting....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Oct 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 3 comments | 662 Views

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DMV and other auto related tales (Part III)

This Wednesday morning Livermore Ford called that my Focus was ready. There wasn't an oil leak, it was coming from the transmission and was part of the recall...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Oct 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 493 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 San Ramon Observer, on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments | 1769 Views

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DMV and other auto related tales (Part II)

On Wednesday morning I was ready to leave for the DMV again. When I opened the door to the Focus the car honked at me. The message window said I needed an oil...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 23, 2014
There are no comments yet. 528 Views

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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
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Martin Litton, force of nature. An appreciation.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 943 views

What to do with your buckets of water
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 608 views

Chanukah & The Bill of Rights
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 452 views

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 123 views