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Send a ShelterBox to the Philippines

We've all seen the news of the terrible destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. You may have already made a contribution to the Red Cross or some...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by , on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 6820 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Virginia Tech tragedy

I am horrified by the events surrounding the tragedy in Virginia. And that includes everything from the failure of the administration, parents, classmates to stop...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 19, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:19 am | 4 comments | 13308 Views

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Government Health Care - Not so bad

I was laid off from my job at 60 years old. I took COBRA coverage. As I got older the payments increased until it was costing me almost $700 a month. I turned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 6, 2009
Last comment by , on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 6245 Views

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Recap of April 28th San Ramon Council Meeting

Parks and Community Services Director Jeff Eorio was busy during the first hour of the April 28, 2009 City Council meeting. The Mayor proclaimed April 19-25, 2009...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 6012 Views

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Here's to the Victors

Last night the victors in the November election were sworn in to officially take their seats on the City Council. With the passage of Measures D and E to go to...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Long time resident, on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm | 6 comments | 8214 Views

AROUND TOWN

When Don Faught speaks, other Realtors listen

When Don Faught speaks, others listen, or at least other Realtors did last week when Faught talked about the changing work environment in real estate to a large...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by One size doesn't fit, on Jun 5, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 8 comments | 6305 Views

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As normal as blueberry pie

I just got back from visiting my mother in Maine and my 50th High School Reunion in New Rochelle, NY. My mother lives in a beautiful retirement community in Scarborough,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 19, 2010
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 5833 Views

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Help Protect Puppies

I was doing some research on No Labels to write my blog on it this week when I came across the

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jun 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm |
12 comments | 6246 Views

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Interview with Ellen Corbett

Last year I wrote a blog expressing disappointment with our new Congressman Eric Swalwell....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:45 pm | 13 comments | 7133 Views

TIM TALK

Big plans for the east side

A unanimous City Council last week approved moving ahead on environmental studies for East Side Specific Plan that covers about 1,000 acres. The environmental...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm | 7 comments | 11795 Views

TIM TALK

Fairgrounds families are collateral damage

The other shoe dropped Tuesday for horseracing families living in the RV South trailer park on the Alameda County Fairgrounds when their homes became collateral...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 1, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm | 4 comments | 1840 Views

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Harry Sachs' invitation

I received the following email from Harry Sachs on July 17th. "Dear Friends : As all of you know I made the decision earlier this year to become a candidate...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Bob P, on Jun 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm | 10 comments | 6079 Views

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Meeting with Mark on Mudd's

When I read that Senator Mark DeSaulnier was holding individual meetings at the Dougherty Valley Library this Saturday morning, I thought this might be a good...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Elise, on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm | 6 comments | 9337 Views

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Healthy eating in San Ramon

I posted a query on a PR site asking for info on events in San Ramon or the Tri-Valley for my blog. I received a couple of interesting replies on healthy eating....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Harry S., on Jun 5, 2017 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 6232 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers

You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear in mind that their remaining high school grades can affect their new relationship...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by joseph, on Jun 5, 2017 at 8:20 am | 4 comments | 14993 Views

TIM TALK

Tuesday thoughts

The memorial service for former Mayor Ken Mercer drew more than 500 people to a standing-room-only event at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Political colleagues...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:56 am | 19 comments | 15416 Views

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Scott Hayes

As I mentioned in my Update on Stories blog, Scott Hayes, candidate for the Dublin San Ramon Services...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:54 am | 3 comments | 6672 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Thoughts About Iraq: Is there a way to feel good about it?

Like most Americans, I saw footage of the last Americans loading out of Iraq with relief and pride in our troops' ability to fight a hostile enemy in a worse environment,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by American, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:50 am | 9 comments | 6077 Views

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Save Tassajara Valley forum on 6/28

I just received an announcement from Save Mount Diablo that they are holding a forum at 7 pm on 6/28 at the San Ramon Library. I'm posting a summary of the meeting...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:18 am | 1 comment | 5616 Views

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Getting organized

This week I'm writing about getting my house cleaned up and my files in order, or my disorder filed, and freeing up space so I can store more stuff or get rid of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 13, 2013
Last comment by mloliver, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:01 am | 6 comments | 5709 Views
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A different perspective on Spotorno Ranch development
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 326 views