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San Ramon City Council: Then and Now

I scheduled a meeting on Thursday afternoon with Sabina Zafar, one of the two new candidates running for City Council. Right before the meeting my brother phoned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:52 am | 19 comments | 5393 Views

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Suspicious Stein, Watchdog Warren, and a Basket of Deplorables

The Presidential Election is over and Donald Trump has won. He's already started naming members of his Cabinet. Those of us who didn't want that outcome will have...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:33 am | 21 comments | 3482 Views

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Getting rid of an old toilet

Well the title of this says it all. It isn't glamorous but sometimes it is necessary to get rid of an old toilet. I've seen some that were turned into planters,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by james564, on Oct 9, 2017 at 5:10 am | 16 comments | 19065 Views

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Percy Dovetonsils would approve

My last blog on Gun Control was a tad controversial. So this week I shall write on about National Poetry Month, which should be not at all controversial. Percy...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by james564, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:47 am | 5 comments | 6569 Views

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Making housing affordable in San Ramon

Housing prices in San Ramon and surrounding cities are very high. Even with the housing crisis, San Ramon is an expensive place to live. I moved here for a job in...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 6, 2011
Last comment by Luscombe854, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:30 am | 9 comments | 6561 Views

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Wiped off the Map!

I received an email today from The Danville/San Ramon Express and there was an ad on the side that says, "Your Free 2017 Tri-Valley Inspiration Guide Is Waiting."...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:27 am | 17 comments | 2357 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 elish, on Oct 7, 2017 at 3:21 am | 25 comments | 7664 Views

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Watches and silly, old jokes

I have a small collection of wrist watches, about 7 or 8, that all needed batteries. I used to have windup watches but I don't anymore. I took all of my watches...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2015
Last comment by denis, on Oct 7, 2017 at 2:37 am | 7 comments | 5113 Views

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Hanging up my hat for real

I will be hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I dropped out of teaching for University of Phoenix earlier this year and I'm getting ready to retire...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 6, 2017 at 5:08 am | 15 comments | 7521 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 denis, on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:26 am | 3 comments | 7063 Views

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Replacing DSRSD Director Dan Scannell

As I reported in a comment on my San Dublin blog last month, Dan Scannell resigned his position as...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by roger, on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:08 am | 3 comments | 5898 Views

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Lunch with Lou again

Several months ago, before Jessica Lipsky left the San Ramon Express for another writing job in San Francisco, she told me that Lou Dagen would be writing a blog...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by ushne, on Oct 5, 2017 at 4:23 am | 3 comments | 8066 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 zero up 2.0 robert kiyosaki, on Oct 4, 2017 at 10:49 pm | 11 comments | 6577 Views

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So many stories, so little time

I started to write my Friday blog this afternoon about Cloud Funding. I wanted to cover a variety of sources for raising money from many small and micro investors....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by spider solitaire, on Sep 30, 2017 at 9:09 pm | 2 comments | 5739 Views

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Accident settlement settled

It has been two years since my automobile accident on January 24, 2013, and it has taken that long for all of the pieces to wrap up. I've written several blogs...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 4, 2015
Last comment by HarogeaK, on Sep 28, 2017 at 8:59 am | 9 comments | 6376 Views

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Farewell Patty Duke

Yesterday I read that Patty Duke died at the age of 69. I was shocked. I grew up with Patty Duke. Not literally, but she was famous even back when I was in Junior...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by mahjongg dimensions free online, on Sep 28, 2017 at 2:10 am | 4 comments | 5340 Views

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Farmers in Bishop Ranch?

Yes, the new Farmer's Market opened in Bishop Ranch 2 on Saturday. This is quite a change from the Farmer's Market at Forest Home Farms. I went at about 12:30, or...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by MiguGapy, on Sep 28, 2017 at 1:59 am | 2 comments | 6070 Views

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Parks Commission Appointments

I attended the Parks and Community Services Commission meeting tonight. I have not attended many City meetings in the last few years. I don't like to go out at...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by LarJoitty, on Sep 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 7067 Views

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Faria Forever

I was finishing up shopping at Nob Hill Market a few weeks ago when a man recognized me. He came over to chat. He told me he's been reading the San Ramon Observer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by MiguGapy, on Sep 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments | 9525 Views

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Update on my Accident

I wanted to add some new information about my accident that I received from Police Officer Troy Montemayor. I was literally spun around in a circle so my car wound...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 2, 2013
Last comment by MiguGapy, on Sep 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm | 2 comments | 5832 Views
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