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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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Camping in Mt. Diablo
Oct 5, 2022 8:28 am
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Nature and I have an interesting relationship. I’ve written a lot about how I love to go hiking and spend the weekends doing anything other than being glued to... More
A picnic by Lake Chabot
Sep 28, 2022 7:56 am
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It was my birthday this past weekend and my partner had an idea of throwing a small party. I’m normally not one to make a big deal out of birthdays, however my... More
The state of mental health care
Sep 21, 2022 7:57 am
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On August 15th, the National Union of Healthcare Workers launched a strike with the principal goal of reducing the workload for the nearly 2,000 mental health clinicians... More
The Bay Area is a big place
Sep 14, 2022 8:33 am
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When people ask me where I’m from, I instinctively tell them I’m from the Bay. I’ve always thought of myself as a Bay Area native. Someone who grew up here... More
Beating the heat
Sep 7, 2022 7:36 am
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Last week my wife flew out to Ohio to meet up with some close college friends at a lake house. Having this long weekend to myself, I had originally planned a camping... More
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