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Gun Control

Gun Control is an issue that comes up whenever there's a horrible tragedy and fades away with the national memories of it until the next horrible tragedy. So I'm...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Steve Dallas, on Apr 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm | 52 comments | 2886 Views

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Joan Buchanan is no friend of animals

As many of my readers know, I'm involved in animal rescue groups. For years we have supported spay and neuter laws. Senate Bill 250 would have applied current law...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by A Little Bird, on Mar 30, 2012 at 8:11 am | 50 comments | 2294 Views

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Who do you trust on Measure W?

Who do you trust? Johnny Carson hosted a TV quiz show back in the 1950's called "Who Do You Trust?" I remember watching it when I was a kid, but I don't remember...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by Eric Wallis, on Oct 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | 39 comments | 2321 Views

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Frank Ganz revealed!

At the Town Hall meeting on Monday, August 22nd, I boasted that I knew who ganzfrank@ymail.com is and would reveal the identity in my Friday blog on the San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Foz Faroff, on Aug 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm | 31 comments | 3303 Views

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Election Suprises

The first surprise was that President Obama trounced Gov. Romney in both electoral votes and the popular vote. Polls were touting a close race with maybe Obama squeaking...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm | 25 comments | 2441 Views

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Practical not pretentious

I didn't attend the last City Council meeting when the latest plans for the City Hall were unveiled and discussed. I read the article in the Express with a drawing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Apr 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 24 comments | 3733 Views

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Keeping Toyota in San Ramon

Toyota Motor Sales USA has owned a property on the corner of Norris Canyon Blvd. and Bishop Drive for over 25 years. This isn't some ugly warehouse, but a beautifully...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Bob P., on Feb 11, 2011 at 7:44 am | 23 comments | 2400 Views

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Harry Sachs?

I've known Harry Sachs for about ten years. I recall he came over to me at a function at the Community Center and told me how much he liked my San Ramon Observer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Harry S., on Jun 10, 2013 at 9:03 am | 21 comments | 1818 Views

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Election Post Mortem

This election was easy to predict and my predictions came out right on the money, except for the percent spread between Wilson and O'Loane. I thought Wilson would...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Roger Zou, on Dec 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm | 19 comments | 1288 Views

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House Sharing

The San Ramon City Council is holding a Public Workshop at 7 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2014, "To Gather Public Input on Issues and Concerns Related to the Update...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Feb 22, 2014 at 9:03 pm | 19 comments | 2081 Views

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My Choice for Mayor of San Ramon

It's a tradition like pumpkins at Halloween or turkey at Thanksgiving. When election season rolls around opinion writers tell voters whom we believe they should...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm | 18 comments | 1797 Views

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"This is a good thing"

That's what Bishop Ranch owner, Alex Mehran, said about the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane entrance and exit on I-680 planned for Norris Canyon by Caltrans. ...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Paul Mitchell, on Dec 11, 2011 at 9:18 pm | 17 comments | 2456 Views

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Is anybody there?

I've been writing about San Ramon for ten years. When I started the San Ramon Observer website in January of 2002 I covered City Council meetings and tried to be...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 25, 2012
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jun 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm | 17 comments | 1100 Views

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Branching Out

Exactly five years ago, on December 5, 2008, I met with Bill Johnson, publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly and Pleasanton Weekly about turning over the San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm | 17 comments | 10752 Views

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San Ramon's magic wand

We want this, we don't want that. Ah if it were only that simple. San Ramon residents, or at least those who post in online blogs on the Express, seem to believe...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by kevin, on Feb 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm | 16 comments | 1544 Views

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Changing Vets

I originally planned to write this blog about transitioning from Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center to Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital, but events this week changed...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ms. Bunny, on May 29, 2013 at 10:51 am | 16 comments | 5235 Views

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More on City Council fireworks

Well my last blog on the "fireworks" at the last City Council meeting was rather sedate for a meeting with fireworks. Also I didn't use up nearly the number of column...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on May 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 15 comments | 1381 Views

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Solving our water woes

Boni Brewer, Public Information Officer for Zone 7 Water Agency, phoned me a few weeks ago to invite me to a presentation by California Natural Resources Secretary...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Yosemite Sam , on Feb 7, 2014 at 7:36 am | 15 comments | 4258 Views

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Redeveloping the RDA

Redevelopment Agencies (RDA) are under fire from Governor Brown. Cities are regrouping to reenergize their Redevelopment Agencies and keep them and the money they...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jul 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm | 14 comments | 1655 Views

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McNerney Campaigning at Taxpayer's Expense

This week I received two glossy, full-color fliers telling me about all of the good things Representative Jerry McNerney has been doing for the 11th Congressional...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jan 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm | 13 comments | 1650 Views
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Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 1,052 views

Planning the "Pleasanton way"
By Tim Hunt | 13 comments | 934 views

Getting rid of an old toilet
By Roz Rogoff | 8 comments | 504 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 469 views