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RDA Successor Agency Oversight Board Meeting

The Successor Agency for the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) held its first meeting on March 27th. An...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 8, 2012
Last comment by MichaelSok, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 8146 Views

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The great political divide

Based on the two candidates who ran against Rep. Eric Swalwell in the primary, I will compare political stereotypes of the two political parties and why they can't...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Brettres, on May 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 8 comments | 5417 Views

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My New Letter to President Trump

The original text of this letter was provided by Oxfam, an international rescue organization that I support financially. I made some changes to the Oxfam version...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Rose92, on May 19, 2017 at 2:45 am | 18 comments | 2873 Views

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Please, Please READ THIS!

I'm writing again about the [CA Spay and Neuter License Plate program, because it is SO IMPORTANT for saving animals and reducing State...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 10 comments | 6345 Views

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Walking, Talking, and Listening

Scott Perkins, who is running for reelection to his City Council seat, told me he has walked to over 14,000 homes in San Ramon in the past 2-1/2 years. 14,000? Yes,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 6 comments | 6042 Views

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San Ramon and Danville take on San Francisco on KGO

My recent story -- "25 reasons NOT to go to San Francisco" -- got some play across the bay Tuesday as...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm | 2 comments | 6018 Views

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Still on the fence

My butt hurts from sitting on the fence. I emailed the candidates to ask why they were running, why they thought they should be elected, and where they stand on...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:16 pm | 8 comments | 6369 Views

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I Stand with Rand

That's the best political slogan since "I like Ike," in 1952. Rand Paul isn't the typical conservative Republican. In fact when his dad, Ron Paul, ran for...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm | 37 comments | 5498 Views

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Rene Matsumato - In her own words

1. Why are you running for City Council? You may have answered this but give me more specifics this time. I am running for City Council to ensure that the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 5345 Views

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Planning for change

The City Council will hold its first of three Public Hearings on the North Camino Ramon Specific Plan (NCRSP) at their Tuesday meeting. The Planning Commission held...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 10, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 5576 Views

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Bikes and Cars don't mix

The latest news about the 72 year old woman who was hit by a car while riding her bicycle across a busy intersection in Pleasanton is another scary example of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Marty, on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:16 am | 22 comments | 4349 Views

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Parks Commissioner John Mills preparing to run for San Ramon City Council

I spoke to City Clerk Pat Edwards this afternoon to ask if Harry Sachs and Dave Hudson were the only two candidates running for City Council if the election would...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 7 comments | 5779 Views

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Answering Patch posters

It's Labor Day weekend and I wasn't going to post a blog this Monday, but after reading the San Ramon Patch about widening Bollinger Canyon Road I felt it necessary...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 5 comments | 6516 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
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 24, 2017 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 4631 Views

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The San Ramon Observer is back!

Seth Adams was right, not about No on Measure W but about me not being an investigative reporter. I'm not a reporter and I didn't want to be one, but that's what...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 5892 Views

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Point of View

A point of view refers to where you are standing to look at something and how much you can see from that position. If I was behind the scenes at a Broadway production,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 24, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:47 am | 5 comments | 5942 Views

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Outrageous! Heartbreaking! Shocking!

What are they talking about? Bombings in Syria, Terrorist attacks in London, millions of displaced people fleeing for their lives? No. These are Democrats griping...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by BobB, on Apr 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 14 comments | 2679 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 <a href="http://mahjongfreegames.online">mahjong</a>, on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:11 am | 2 comments | 4754 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 pleasantonweekly.com, on Mar 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm | 16 comments | 1871 Views

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My Advice to Betsy DeVos

I was ready to write a blog supporting the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education even before I saw that

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm |
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Livermore trustees demonstrating wisdom
By Tim Hunt | 10 comments | 1,174 views

The Great Divide, and What’s Next?
By Tom Cushing | 38 comments | 898 views

Material Matters
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 140 views

 

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