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Bill Clarkson Calls

At noon on Wednesday I received a phone call from Bill Clarkson to tell me he filed his paperwork to run for Mayor of San Ramon. He's letting all of the news...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 5799 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 CaseyUseni, 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 17447 Views

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Help! I've fallen and I can't get up

This week's blog isn't about Life Call monitoring or another old joke that uses their tagline for the punch line. It's what happened to me this Thursday...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 5382 Views

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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...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 2 hours ago | 53 comments | 8081 Views

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One Bad Apple

We are now seeing the results from "one bad apple." Maybe it's two bad apples or 10 bad apples, but the bad apples are still the minority....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 22, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 3 hours ago | 27 comments | 3510 Views

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Goodbye Smudgy

Two years after I moved to San Ramon I adopted a cat from Tri Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR). I named her Mame because she looked like a Maine Coon Cat, but not quite....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 11, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 5899 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Getting to Yes in Syria?

The Syria serial continues, with this episode focused on a proposal to transcend current posturing at the brink of US military action, which carries twin risks of...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 4 hours ago | 12 comments | 5716 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Bush-league

I wanted to like JEB! Bush. Honest. Granted, I considered him a 'reasonable' insurance policy against the possible election of some much worse...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 3742 Views

TIM TALK

Plenty of water that will cost more this year

To the surprise of no one, the Zone 7 water district announced that the record rain and snowfall have resulted in abundant water supplies for Livermore Valley customers. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 25, 2017
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TIM TALK

Expensive legislation pending in Sacramento

The Democrats in the state Legislature are preparing to double down on some very expensive programs. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 4414 Views

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Relevance

I moved to San Ramon to work for a company called Relevant Business Systems. I like things that are relevant and I like being relevant, which is better than being...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 5689 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering their sacrifice on Memorial Day

For a city that's known for its downtown parades, the county fair and a shopper's paradise with a regional mall and historic downtown, Memorial Day always...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 3872 Views

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Interviews for Commission Appointments

Almost two years ago the City Council held a public meeting to interview applicants for the Planning Commission. I was the only member of the public to attend. Two...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 13 hours ago | 4 comments | 5592 Views

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DSRSD's Kohnen Scholarship on Hold

I called Sue Stephenson at the Dublin-San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) in May to find out if anyone applied for the James B. Kohnen $2000 College Scholarship....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 5579 Views

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Exchange Club Essay Awards

Well after shooting my mouth, er Blog, off about the First Amendment to the Constitution, I was drafted into being a judge for the Exchange Club Essay Scholarship...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 14 hours ago | 8 comments | 3651 Views

TIM TALK

Trash board reaching for your wallet

In case you haven't noticed, the StopWaste bureaucrats in Alameda County are working at picking your pocket again as they strive to stay in business. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 10404 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, 22 hours ago | 22 comments | 4184 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 | 5656 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...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 5 comments | 6382 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...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 24, 2017 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 4491 Views
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A tax grab that likely goes no where
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Nominations due Monday for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award
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