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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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Thanksgiving day blues
Nov 30, 2022 7:27 am
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My partner’s family takes Thanksgiving very seriously. I’ve been over for a few years now and each year the dinner is great.

This Thanksgiving my partner’s... More
Baharat banana bread with molasses butter
Nov 23, 2022 8:29 am
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Hey folks, I’m going to try something different with this post. In light of the holiday season I’m going to share a go-to recipe I... More
Who's to judge
Nov 9, 2022 7:06 am
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When I sat down to finally fill out my ballot I thought I had a pretty clear idea of how I wanted to vote. I zipped through the first page dedicated to the elected... More
I felt the earth move
Nov 2, 2022 8:31 am
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Last Tuesday I was in my company’s San Francisco location on a fluke. I rarely visit, but on that particular day I was meeting up with an old co-worker who... More
Celebrating Diwali
Oct 26, 2022 8:29 am
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This past weekend my partner, family and I went to a community Diwali event hosted down in San Jose. Due to travel, I wasn’t able to make the celebration in Pleasanton... More
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