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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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A tale of sister cities
May 17, 2023 7:00 am
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In April, Pleasanton welcomed more than two dozen officials and community representatives from Tulancingo, Mexico. As Jeremy Walsh documented in a ... More
The simple beauty of arranging nature
May 10, 2023 9:01 am
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As a kid whenever I went to the library or bookstore with my mom I would always head straight to the comic section. While I was absorbed in the stories about people... More
Strawberry trails forever
May 3, 2023 7:29 am
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The lower trailhead of the Strawberry Canyon fire trail is easy to find. The road touches the south eastern edge of the Berkeley campus and then takes you through... More
The rich history of Reinhardt Redwood Park
Apr 26, 2023 7:29 am
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The beautiful weather over the past week finally managed to pull me out of a cold funk. This winter was so long there were moments that I thought I would never be... More
From beans to bargaining: Baristas organize for unionization
Apr 19, 2023 7:12 am
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It took me a few months to finally try out the espresso machine at work. Right next to the drip coffee brewed once at seven in the morning is a beautiful Simonelli... More
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