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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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Donate blood if you can to save lives
Aug 24, 2023 9:38 pm
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On a weekend many years ago I was hosting my brother and partner (then girlfriend) at my apartment. After grabbing some drinks outside we came back to spend the... More
Condors in California
Oct 11, 2023 7:41 am
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Of my partner's many talents, one of the most impressive is her ability to spot hawks while on drives, daily walks, or hikes. Anybody can look in the sky and see... More
Otter update, trick or treat expectations, high stakes
Nov 1, 2023 7:34 am
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Otter update:
My role model, Otter 841, has resurfaced once again in the waves of Santa Cruz. She initially rose to prominence after videos spread of her aggressively... More
Owl be there for you
Oct 18, 2023 11:05 am
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During the pandemic my partner and I would go on long walks through our neighborhood at night after dinner. On one of these walks we stumbled on a tall palm tree... More
Let's get a move on
Oct 4, 2023 8:34 pm
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The hardest part of moving is getting used to where everything is in the kitchen. The packing, taking down pictures, loading, coordinating movers, driving, unloading,... More
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