When the incorporation issue came up in 2002, I began submitting some opinions via
“Letters to the Editor” to the Castro Valley Forum on that issue. I guess the editor
was impressed with what I wrote and suggested that, even after the incorporation
brouhaha ended, I write more regularly for the Forum. Thus began the series of over
100 CV Side Trips columns, which can now all be read on this website.
The "Side Trips" name came from the idea that I would be writing about things that were not on the main road, something that I have tried to do.
It was a simple and humble beginning...