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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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Where our water goes
Apr 13, 2022 8:29 am
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Another year, another drought. Last Tuesday the Pleasanton City Council voted to enact Stage 2 drought water rates for the city. This will result in an extra charge... More
Dealing with change
Mar 16, 2022 8:47 am
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When Jeremy Walsh and Gina Channell Wilcox from Embarcadero Media approached me about the opportunity to write a weekly blog for the Tri-Valley on a topic of my... More
A bike ride to Domenico's
May 25, 2022 8:36 am
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Years ago I ate at this deli in Danville called Domenico's. It was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in my life. However, because I don’t really have any reason... More
Take a hike
Apr 20, 2022 8:30 am
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Over the pandemic my partner and I got sick of being stuck inside all day. A few months in we made a pact. We would go on at least one outdoor... More
Finding home
Apr 6, 2022 8:06 am
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In the 1980s Zarina Kiziloglu immigrated to the Bay Area as a refugee of the Soviet-Afghan war. Her family came over with a few suitcases having sold all their property... More
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