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Central Park shut down temporarily after glass found in compost

San Ramon Central Park, known for its grass fields, tree-lined walkways and play structure, was shut down after glass was discovered in its compost.

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor

December 11, 2018

San Ramon officials announced the closure of Central Park after the recent discovery that the compost used on the sports fields was contaminated by glass. The city regularly uses compost to benefit the environment in public parks and fields throughout San Ramon. Unfortunately, the load of compost sp...

Teachers bond over a history of playful pranks

Highlights of DV history teachers' prank war include flipped-over desks, stacked Dixie water cups and jello-immersed staplers.

Amruta Baradwaj and Steven Deng

December 8, 2018

With flipped-over tables, post-it-covered cars and jello-immersed staplers, DV's history teachers have found a way to have fun and grow closer by pranking each other throughout the school year. In regard to the first prank that started it all eight years ago, Mrs. Karie Chamberlain shares that “...

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

A family wearing N95 masks evacuates Paradise, which remains permeated with hazardous smoke from the Camp Fire.

Rahul Kumar, Guest Contributor

December 6, 2018

Paradise, a once-beautiful Californian city full of golf courses, boats, museums and beautiful parks, has been devastated by the Camp Fire that began on Nov. 8, 2018. Every morning, Mount Diablo glorifies San Ramon with its majestic, refreshing rays. But at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, what normally...

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza thrives as a worker-owned cooperative

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza thrives as a worker-owned cooperative

Amruta Baradwaj, News Editor

November 27, 2018

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, a restaurant that serves authentic Chicago deep dish pizza in San Ramon, falls under a unique branch of corporations called "worker-owned cooperatives." The Bay Area restaurant chain is entirely employee owned and has reaped the benefits of employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs...

Spilling ink: Teachers reveal the tales behind their tattoos

Four Dougherty Valley teachers (top left, Michael Morelli; top right, Jack Sorenson; bottom left, Derek Keith; bottom right, Ashley DeGrano) explain the backgrounds and living significance of the ink on their skin.

Megan Tsang and Sarah Kim

November 21, 2018

Tattoos are deeply personal, yet publicly displayed. We asked teachers at Dougherty to share the significance and motivations behind their ink.

New Bishop Ranch shopping center to open Nov. 8

The digital rendering of the future center shows modern architecture and greenery.

Katie Williams, Social Media Manager & Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018

On Nov. 8, San Ramon is scheduled to open its new, high-end downtown, which has taken two years to construct. Over 20 stores are expected to open, featuring high-end brands like Anthropologie and M by Maggie Rizer as well as an extensive list of gourmet restaurants like Slanted Door and Mendocino ...

Dougherty’s new teachers are familiar faces

Dougherty’s new teachers are familiar faces

Megan Tsang and Pranav Chillappagari

October 15, 2018

This school year, Dougherty Valley welcomes new teachers Mr. Samir Khatri and Ms. Shannon Hancock. Students from Gale Ranch Middle School and Windemere Ranch Middle School might recognize them from their old classes — both Khatri and Hancock taught at the respective schools just last year. Khat...

DV art classes get the funding they need

DV art classes get the funding they need

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

October 13, 2018

With an increase in the number of students enrolled in them and adequate funds from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Dougherty Valley art classes have been provided with all of the new technology that it needs. One class that has required more funding over time is Computer Arts and Gr...

“Lights,” camera, Homecoming

Francesca Apaya, senior, paints a decorative Homecoming banner.

Sarah Kim, Elaine Park, and Harshita Neralla

October 4, 2018

Featuring a theme of “Lights,” 2018 Homecoming will take place on Oct. 6, promising unique features in the form of vendors, video game stops, and more yet to be uncovered at the event. The theme was announced at last year’s Summer Rally, and preparations for the dance have been going on ever s...

Teachers enjoy immersive role-playing in tightly knit D&D group

Every two weeks, several Dougherty Valley staff members engage in an intimate Dragons & Dungeons group.

Sasha Hassan and Harshita Neralla

October 4, 2018

Dice, druids and darklings: with such busy adult lives, it’s refreshing to learn that staff members in school can squeeze in the time to partake in whimsical games such as Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). At Dougherty Valley, several staff members have formed a tight-knit group to play Dungeons and Drag...

Clubs at Dougherty evolve under guidance from Leadership

Clubs at Dougherty evolve under guidance from Leadership

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

October 4, 2018

Dougherty Valley’s population has skyrocketed into the three thousands, with the largest freshman and sophomore classes in DV history. As a result, the club scene at Dougherty has had to evolve and grow with it, with Leadership spearheading a set of changes to make the system more organized. Whil...

New students find comfort in Dougherty’s diversity

Amruta Baradwaj, News Editor

October 4, 2018

Students who have lived a majority of their life in a different country find solace in the diversity of the San Ramon community and speak out as to why Dougherty’s campus provides a pleasant environment for them to adapt to. Ritika Sabharwal, a junior at Dougherty Valley, lived in Boston for the first...

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