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Peet's cold brew is one of the better iced coffee drinks, but Philz sells the best coffee in San Ramon.

Best spots to get your coffee fix

Asiyah Ally, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

I have been drinking coffee since I was 12. Probably not my best move, but once I tried that magical bean juice I was hooked. I take my coffee iced, with no sugar and a little splash of almond/oat milk....

Golnazar Gourmet Ice Cream at 12983 Alcosta Blvd. near Iron Horse Middle School offers the best ice cream in San Ramon.

These ice cream places are way cool

Nimisa Panda, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

With summer fast approaching, Californians can count on the heat being a constant. There are many ways to have fun in the sun, but the best way by far is to enjoy a nice cup or cone of ice cream. Here...

Canyon Lake's Brewery's par burgers are a great hit, but faced some tough competition from other great spots in San Ramon.

When in Roam, do as the ROAMans do

City Center restaurant sells the best burger in San Ramon
Nick Harvey and Ari Harvey May 28, 2021

San Ramon has no shortage of America’s quintessential culinary fare: the cheeseburger. We tasted every burger place in the city and found the best burgers. We tried drive-thrus, sit-down restaurants,...

The spicy tuna roll from Sakiya Sushi was among the tasty sushi rolls staff writer Saachi Sharma tasted on her search to find the city's best sushi.

These sushi restaurants are on a roll

Saachi Sharma, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

As someone who eats sushi at least a few times a month, I often struggle with picking just one restaurant to order out of the 10 sushi places located in San Ramon alone. I’m sure my problem is a common...

The strawberry fruit tea from i-Tea is very sweet, even at 30 percent sugar, and has a bitter aftertaste due to the tannins that tea produces when it has been steeped for too long, or in i-Tea's case, when a tea powder is used. The lychee jelly in it is fantastic, stiff but still chewy, and the strawberry flavor isn’t overwhelming.

These boba places don’t suck

Daphne So, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Boba. We all know it. There's something about the chewy, sweet, dense balls of goodness that's insanely popular. Usually it's accompanied with a milk-based tea, but if that doesn't float your boat, most...

Mountain Mike's Pizza has good pizza at a reasonable price for teenagers.

Where to find the best slice of pizza

Jett Gold, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Pizza is something so simple, yet so amazing. Bread, cheese, tomatoes, and other toppings all put into one creation. San Ramon has many pizza parlors, but which ones are the best? The only way to tell...

How did COVID-19 vaccine get developed so quickly?

Although only approved for emergency use, vaccines rolled out in less than a year
Sri Kotipalli, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

Vaccines usually take 10-15 years to develop and get approved, but the COVID-19 vaccine was created and ready to roll out to the public in less than one year. The Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine was one...

Cal High junior Jonah Aziz stands in front of Cal High holding his COVID-19 vaccination card.

Cal High students get vaccinated

As the county expands vaccine eligibility, students jump at the chance to receive their shots
Shiphrah Moses, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The days of students sitting through online lectures holed up in their bedrooms are coming to an end. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and a return to normalcy as more and more Cal High students...

Teachers and other adults nationwide have been getting vaccinated for COVID-19. The CDC recently issued a controversial statement indicating it believes schools can reopen safely without all adults getting vaccinated.

Should teachers be vaccinated for schools to open safely?

Many Cal High staff members believe they should, which contradicts the Centers fo Disease Control's statement indicating otherwise
Numa Patel, Guest Writer April 30, 2021

One particular question has raised many controversial discussions between school administrators, teachers, health officials, and members of the general public about reopening schools: Is it vital that...

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available in all 50 states, as more adults get vaccinated everyday.

Vaccine distributions spread throughout the country

Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine broadens to everyone 16 and older
Jett Gold, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Where and when can I get the vaccine? What centers near me offer it? Do I have to go to a huge center or can I go to my local pharmacy? These are all common questions asked over the last couple months...

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