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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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Found myself in a pickle(ball court)
Aug 2, 2023 9:30 am
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This Monday morning I found myself immobilized on my couch with an improvised ice pack tied around my right knee. Through all my years playing tennis, pickup basketball,... More
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
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