Monthly Archives: April 2007

BCC Senator Matthew Valencia

Congratulations SENATOR Matthew Valencia!  After sweating out the days after the election, Matthew got word that he won a student senate seat at Berkeley City College.

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Matthew’s 20th birthday party

Today was Matthew’s big birthday blow-out.  About 20 guests were greeted at the door by Oma and ordered to take their shoes off (the light carpeting, you see) before being served appetizers.  I decided to produce a number of dips … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Matthew!

It was 20 years ago today…. Matthew Valencia was born at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City in 1987.  He was one day old in these photos.  To the left he is touching a little stuffed animal that … Continue reading

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The elections and Gilman Grill

Today my mom and I went sniffing around the election taking place at Berkeley City College where Matt is making his political debut.  We came upon his name and statement on the glass board, and saw him hovering around the … Continue reading

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Fish from 99 Ranch in Richmond

Dinner last night was striped bass (two of them) from 99 Ranch Market, cleaned and prepared under their option #6, “crispy fry.”  This is very helpful if you want a decent dinner and you have no time.  All you have … Continue reading

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Downtown in Berkeley

I forgot to mention that Matt and I went to Downtown Restaurant (2102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley) yesterday in celebration of his political career.  I promise to write more about this place in the future, but I have to say I … Continue reading

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Vote for Matt!

All I can say is this:  vote for Matthew Valencia!  He’s running in a senate race at Berkeley City College and is dead serious about it.  He has slogans, like “Moving BCC Forward” and “…with honesty and integrity.”  He has a … Continue reading

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Berry’s chair

Above you have Berry in Chairy in our old house in Albany in 2002 and below you have him in Chairy in the new house in El Cerrito in 2007.  Matthew once fell out of Chairy in 1989.  Chairy has lived … Continue reading

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Happy Easter 2007!

The first Easter in our new house!  Jon is here, too, which has become a wonderful Easter tradition.  We had baked salmon, crab aspic, duck confit on crostini and French-style green beans.  We purchased a large, oblong, teak dining table … Continue reading

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