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Discover U: A Look Back and Ahead

Rawlinson Hall was converted into an intimate night club setting, “Club Rawlinson” on Tuesday, November 12 when Discover U presented The Pacific Jazz Ambassadors from the University of the Pacific.


Come Ride with Me

Optimus Ride, currently the leading company in self-driving systems for geo-fenced areas, is bringing driverless shuttles to the community.


Vernal Pools and Why We Care About Them

California’s wetlands support a unique diversity of flora and fauna.


Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

Dr. Larry Kuznetz, flight controller for the Apollo 11 mission and guest speaker for DISCOVER U in February, recounted the teamwork behind the successful moon landing on July 20, 1969, which fulfilled a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.


You May Not Be Who You Think You Are

In November, Paradise Valley Estates’ Discover U program welcomed Jim Rader, genealogist and lecturer, Jim Rader has lectured on genealogy since 1990 and taught computerized genealogy in adult education classes.


Discover U Past, Present and Future

Discover U produced seven programs in 2018 that drew room capacity attendance.


A 21st Century Sherlock Holmes visits Discover U

In April, the Fairfield Police Department proudly introduced their newest member of the K-9 Unit, Frankie, a Labrador Retriever.


Discover U: Searching for Life in the Antarctic and Space

Paradise Valley Estates hosts a speaker series called Discover U, which invites speakers in the areas of science, nature or the arts to visit our Life Plan Community to share their expertise with residents.


Cars and Coffee Fuel Conversation

For some, a car is just a way to get from Point A to Point B. For others, it’s part of their identity, a proud possession, a reminder of a memorable time in tangible form.


Discover U: Breaking a Leg in the Digital Age

In 2018, Paradise Valley Estates launched a speaker series called Discover U.

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