The Californian

Members of the wind ensemble class pose with their instruments during a recent Zoom class. The class has been taught by Teri Musiel, Dougherty Valley High Schools music teacher, since late March after Cals band director Matthew Smith resigned.

Band department awaits fourth director in four years

A revolving door of band directors requires district music teachers to step in
Andrew Ma, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

When Cal High’s longtime band director Kent Johnson departed in 2019, junior Audrey Luu was upset at the loss of a cherished teacher. But she never imagined that two years later, the music program...

Students are actively adjusting to the major changes that in-person learning has brought.

Students return to in-person learning

With in-person learning now in full swing, students and staff have varying opinions
Jaida Baker and Sami Tripasuri April 30, 2021

After almost a year of remote learning, students finally returned to campus last month in a hybrid setting. After what seemed like a long, slow crawl to return to in-person school, hybrid students were...

AP testing administration undergoes more changes under pandemic

College Board offers remote and in-person AP tests
Wyatt Golla, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Cal High will begin administering a mix of full-length AP tests remotely and in-person on Tuesday This presents a big change from last year’s administration, where students could only take their AP...

The College Board has not been especially forgiving to students when it comes to AP testing during the pandemic.

Mixed feelings about the new AP testing schedule

Many students also feel unprepared because of remote learning
Nimisa Panda, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Many AP students found out this year that they had less than four months to decide if they wanted to take the AP test in May. Before the pandemic, the deadline to sign up and pay was from late January...

This area of The Marketplace could be looking very different in the near future.

Marketplace owner proposes to replace Nob Hill, Starbucks with housing

Plans to change Marketplace gain resistance from community
Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

TRC Retail submitted in November a concept review application to the San Ramon Planning Commission that proposed a redevelopment of a portion of the San Ramon Marketplace. The plans call several stores,...

Growing unpopularity leads to Newsom recall election

More than 40,000 Contra Costa residents contribute to Newsom recall petition
Brady Horton , Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Gavin Newsom looks to be the first California governor in almost 20 years to be sent to a recall election. On April 26, California state officials reported over 1.6 million valid voter signatures in...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
news 6-2020