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.

Sories in and around Caastor Valley by Ken Martin ABOUT SIDE TRIPS

It was a simple and humble beginning...