By Roz Rogoff
About this blog: In January 2002 I started writing my own online "newspaper" titled "The San Ramon Observer." I reported on City Council meetings and other happenings in San Ramon. I tried to be objective in my coverage of meetings and events, and... (More)
About this blog: In January 2002 I started writing my own online "newspaper" titled "The San Ramon Observer." I reported on City Council meetings and other happenings in San Ramon. I tried to be objective in my coverage of meetings and events, and saved my barbs for my Commentary page. I had some political differences with the City Council at that time and particularly with the majority dubbed "The Gang of Three," by the San Ramon Valley Times. In 2003 new Council members were elected and the Council was more balanced and fiscally conservative, but I continued to write the Observer until 2009. At that point I decided I wanted to concentrate on my commentaries. So I requested a meeting with the editor and publisher of the Danville Weekly about taking over the San Ramon Observer. My timing was very apropos since the parent company, Embarcadero Media, was planning to release an online San Ramon Express that April. I was offered a "blog" under the name "San Ramon Observer" for my commentaries. I like to inform residents about what is happening in San Ramon, especially on city government and local politics. When I don't have anything to write about on those topics, I just write about anything I am doing or thinking about. (Hide)
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I just clicked the Pre-Order button on the caspayplate.com website and ordered a new plate for my Focus. A standard plate is $50 and a personalized plate is $98, with renewal fees of $40 and $78. Approximately $40 per plate and renewal will go to the fund to cover the costs of spaying and neutering pets.
The goal of this program is to reach 7500 pre-orders before the plates are issued. It could take up to one year before the plates are delivered, but if the goal isn't met your money will be refunded.
Visit http://www.caspayplate.com for more information and to pre-order your Spay & Neuter license plates. Spaying and neutering your pet (dog, cat, or rabbit) will cut down and eliminate pet overpopulation and the high volume of animals killed in California animal shelters every year.