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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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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
Learning to appreciate art
Oct 20, 2022 10:20 am
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This past weekend I found myself back in Chicago. My partner and I flew out to go to a friend's wedding and we ended up spending a few days there. On our final day... More
California surfin'
Oct 12, 2022 6:53 am
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Despite every instinct in her body, my partner organized a surfing lesson for us and a few of our friends. Since we’ve been together it would come up randomly... More
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
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