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Notes on the Valley

By Monith Ilavarasan

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About this blog: My parents, brother, and I moved to Pleasanton when I was in the seventh grade. I then graduated from Amador Valley High School, went to college at UC Davis and started out a career in tech. After several years working in large co...  (More)

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When heroes organize
Apr 27, 2022 8:33 am
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Throughout the COVID pandemic health care workers have been called heroes. There were stories written about them in the paper, there were signs posted in yards thanking... More
Back to earth
Mar 30, 2022 9:21 am
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Last year, as spring rolled around, my partner had the brilliant idea of starting a garden. We had just come back from the farmers market and were... More
A bike ride to Domenico's
May 25, 2022 8:36 am
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Years ago I ate at this deli in Danville called Domenico's. It was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in my life. However, because I don’t really have any reason... More
Gun controls won't solve everything, but we must start there
Jun 1, 2022 8:34 am
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When I saw the very first news alert about a possible shooting in Uvalde I scrolled right past it. I have started feeling desensitized to the news around shootings.... More
Searching for a way to live where you work
May 4, 2022 8:31 am
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Over the past year of advocating for affordable housing I met Heather (I changed her name at her request for privacy protection). Heather has been a Pleasanton resident... More
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