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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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Don't press your luck
Jul 26, 2023 7:29 am
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This past week California lottery officials confirmed that the winning ticket for the $1 billion Powerball prize was sold in Los Angeles. In addition, three lucky... More
Dealing with the heat
Jul 19, 2023 5:29 pm
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Before diving into this week’s topic, I want to quickly call out a serendipitous news event that happened shortly after my last post. I wrote about how otters... More
Otterly delightful: Bringing otters back to the bay
Jul 12, 2023 6:44 am
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This past month a delegation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) visited cities... More
Effortless and eco-conscious: exploring e-bikes
Jul 5, 2023 8:46 am
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While living in Davis and then San Francisco I became an avid biker. I would bike to work and to places around town when doing errands. A practice I try to maintain... More
A space center in our backyard
Jun 28, 2023 2:25 pm
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This past weekend my partner and I drove down to a friend's wedding in Mountain View. To avoid the Dumbarton bridge toll we took the five minute detour around the... More
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