The Californian

San Ramon community protests SRVUSD spending and issues with remote learning

A group of SRVUSD parents and students sat outside of the district office on June 23 to protest.

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

June 27, 2020

San Ramon Unified School District parents organized a sit-in protest on Tuesday in front of the district office before the Board of Education meeting to show both their opposition to management raises and support for allowing students to return to campus in the fall. Approximately 75 individuals showed...

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2020

Students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will return to campus full-time in August if the school board has its way. The district’s Board of Education said it unanimously supports having students on campus for a full-time in-person schedule during Tuesday night’s meeting streamed...

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

With most states slowly reopening, the hope for the return of professional sports has reopened as well. Specifically in California, 51 of the 58 counties have entered or will soon enter Phase 3 of Gov. Gavin Newson’s plan, which includes the reopening of live professional sports, albeit without...

Pet adoptions have increased during shelter-in-place

During quarantine, many people have been turning to their pets for entertainment and comfort.

Wyatt Golla, Staff Writer

June 8, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, something interesting has happened: animal adoption rates have increased.  This adoption boom isn’t just happening in one or two states. In nearly every state, pets are being adopted from shelters at a startling rate.  Since animal shelters are deemed...

Pandemic puts the movie industry on hold

Many movies such as Trolls World Tour, live action Mulan, and Black Widow have had to postpone their premieres because cinemas worldwide have been closed.

Tyler Aronson, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has written a new script to the movie industry and how the world will experience cinema in the future.  Many films originally set to have a release date this spring were pushed to the fall or 2021 because of the mass closure of theaters. To avoid further delays, some...

San Ramon community spreads positivity amid the pandemic

Many late March and April birthdays were held in cul-de-sacs as guests would arrive in cars to honk at the birthday person.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Since March 17, counties across the Bay Area have been on a strict shelter-in-place order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  Despite being stuck indoors for the most part, people have still been finding ways to spread positivity within their neighborhoods. Many people have been leaving positive...

Exchange students’ year is cut short at Cal

Marta Albertoni from Italy and Vilma Nilson from Sweden (pictured left to right) had to be sent back home after school closed on March 13.

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

When the San Ramon Valley Unified School District made the decision to temporarily close all schools on March 13, students prepared to stay inside, do schoolwork online, and stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic. But for juniors Marta Albertoni and Emma Soelgaard and senior Vilma Nilson, this wasn’t...

Healthcare practitioners are risking their lives to save others

Through this chaotic time of stress and an influx of patients affected by the pandemic, many healthcare practitioners have been keeping their heads high for their patients, families, and for the public.

Isabelle Coburn and Nima Pendar

May 21, 2020

Healthcare workers are putting their lives on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Many photos and videos taken by nurses and doctors on shift have gone viral, giving the world a glimpse of the front lines in hospitals across the nation. Many of these images include snapshots...

Cal High students are working in grocery stores as essential workers

This picture was taken at the Safeway on San Ramon Valley Blvd. before the mandate to wear face masks in public.

Liann Bielicki, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Mile-long lines, brawls over toilet paper and waves of frenzied shopping have put the brunt of the coronavirus panic on grocery store workers.  While other workers across the world may find ways to turn their jobs digital, these employees must be at work because of the highly essential nature...

What it’s like to be a fast food worker during the pandemic

All fast food restaurants have switched to providing their services solely through drive through.

Lorelai Slaydon, Staff Writer, Photographer, Artist

May 21, 2020

Customer service and taking care of their staff has always been the highest priority for In-N-Out Burger, and the coronavirus pandemic is even more of a reason to show that. After recently becoming an employee to the company I feel lucky to have obtained this job while many have lost theirs, or had...