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Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election

I received this email from Mark Meuser, the Republican candidate in the special election for Mark DeSaulnier's seat in the California State Senate District 7....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, 19 hours ago | 10 comments | 1340 Views

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Insuring your laterals

I was going to write my blog on Steve Glazer running in the special election for State Senate, but

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm |
1 comment | 952 Views

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Cleaning my PC or cleaning my wallet?

**** NOTE: SEE MY UPDATE TO THIS IN MY REPLY TO ED BELOW **** Monday was a day where everything that could go wrong did, combined with there's a sucker born every...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Brad, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm | 15 comments | 1715 Views

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Common Sense for California

The race is on to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Mark DeSaulnier's election to Congress last year. Two Democrats and one Republican are running. Rep. Joan...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:30 am | 9 comments | 3002 Views

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Lucky for Life

Many years ago I opened a fortune cookie with the message "You will be lucky for life." I always trust fortune cookies as the most reliable predictor of the future....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jan 11, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 5 comments | 1681 Views

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Rozisms Part II

I started writing this list in October, 2012 but I didn't finish it or publish it because I wanted to have another list of ten. Last week I was so angry with someone,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1489 Views

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It could be verse!

Tom Cushing emailed me yesterday, "Now, I either have to write my year-end poem, or just wish everybody a good weekend. ;-)" That reminded me that I wrote...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 30, 2014 at 11:02 pm | 5 comments | 1617 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 26, 2014 at 6:57 pm | 5 comments | 1520 Views

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A new way to adopt an animal

My readers know I have been active in animal rescue groups. I was a cat foster for Tri Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) for several years. A group of cat fosters split...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 21, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 5 comments | 1440 Views

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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
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 5 comments | 1045 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. 742 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 | 1049 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 | 1415 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 | 1434 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 | 1682 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 | 1435 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 | 1951 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 | 2279 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 | 2323 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 | 3094 Views
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The ‘Free’ Community College Forum
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 2,667 views

A rare demolition in Pleasanton
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 1,172 views

Insuring your laterals
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 952 views

Can You Get a Job with That?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 297 views