The Californian

COVID-19 vaccines are on the way

Ninety year old Margaret Keenan is the first person in Britain to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer, Moderna began nationwide distribution of their vaccines this week
December 18, 2020

The last nine months have been rough, but the end might be insight. Big Pharma companies Pfizer and Moderna have begun distribution of their COVID-19 vaccines, signaling the beginning of stomping this...

Cal High ushers in a new football era

New football coach Danny Calcagno brings a plethora of coaching experience to Cal High. He coached at San Leandro High School from 1995 to 2002 and at Chabot College from 2003 to 2016.
Coach Danny Calcagno hopes to lead Grizzlies back to EBAL dominance
November 6, 2020

With the start of a new decade comes the introduction of a new coach for Cal High football. Danny Calcagno is entering his first year as the head coach for Cal’s football team, and is excited for...

No high school sports until at least December

With water polo players and the rest of high school athletes are sidelined until at least December because of the coronavirus pandemic, the San Ramon community pool that is used by Cal High is under construction. It hopefully will be completed before water polo players begin their seasons in mid-December.
CIF postpones fall season to the winter and schedules first games for January
September 30, 2020

With the coronavirus still raging across America, most high school classrooms remain empty. Fields and gyms will be no different, as the fall sports season at Cal High and schools throughout the state...

MLB’s most bizarre season reaches its conclusion

The Oakland A's earned the second seed in the American League playoffs after winning the AL West for the first time since 2013.
September 29, 2020

After just 68 days since opening day, Major League Baseball is ready for postseason baseball.  What a year. With a 60-game season and an expanded 16-team postseason format, the final week of...

NFL season is underway

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs looking to win their second straight championship.
Defending champion Chiefs are positioned to hoist Lombardi Trophy again this season
September 20, 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, the 2020 NFL season charges on in mostly empty stadiums, giving football fans around the country a much needed distraction from the COVID-19.  Here’s a look at how...

Another one bites the dust – AAF is latest to fail

April 16, 2020

It’ll work this time, I promise.  These are the words that so many commissioners of football leagues say, determined to show that their “sexy, new age” league will be able to stand with and...

49ers, Chiefs clash in Super Bowl LIV

The 49ers and Chiefs will meet up in Miami for Super Bowl LIV on February 2.
Three of four staffers take Kansas City to win first title in 50 years
January 30, 2020

The NFL reaches its season finale on Sunday, with Super Bowl LIV in Miami when  the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs meet for the NFL championship.  The 49ers are looking...

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Grizzlies shine in postseason
May 29, 2019

Senior Daniella Hawkins ended her high school swimming career on a high note. Hawkins placed second in the 500 freestyle event at the CIF State Championships on May 17-18 at Clovis West High School.  “I...

The death of ‘Fortnite’ is near

March 26, 2019

At the beginning of time, there was Pong. Then there was Mario. Then there was Minecraft. And then there was... “Fortnite.” Throughout history, video games have come and gone, evolving with times....

Joey Zhu is taking his success to a whole new level

The cello is one of the many instruments that senior Joey Zhu can play. He also plays the piano.
Senior excels at music and math.
December 18, 2018

ze upon senior Joey Zhu as he performs his piano segment inside the Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Even with the clear and immense pressure to succeed, Zhu excels in this type of environment,...

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