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Engineering teacher Eric Dennis shows a student how to use a 3D printer.

Elective classes visit Harvest Park to introduce 8th graders to classes at Amador

Cora Kerton, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

On Jan. 27, students from Amador’s elective classes visited Harvest Park Middle School to showcase the elective options middle school students will have the opportunity to take this upcoming fall. Isabelle...

The closest DMV to Amador is on 6300 W Las Positas Blvd. Students will have to make at least two visits to a DMV to earn their drivers license.

How to get yourself ready for your driver’s test: Best options for AV students

Mathew Dickman, Staff Writer January 28, 2023

With the turn of the new year, numerous students will begin their journey to earn their driver's licenses. Nevertheless, the many steps, procedures, and assessments are often overwhelming, especially to...

The dragon dance, performed by KungFu Dragon USA, represents strength and prosperity.

Pleasanton Library organizes Lunar New Year celebration at Firehouse Arts Center

Ian Cha, Staff Writer January 22, 2023

On Friday, January 20, the Pleasanton Public Library organized a Lunar New Year celebration at the Firehouse Arts Center. Celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit, the event featured several traditional...

Bad weather has kept Pleasanton residents home which greatly affects businesses like the vendors at the Saturday Famers Market.

Recent storms affect Pleasanton’s downtown businesses

Spencer Thiel, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

Due to the recent violently stormy weather in the Bay Area, local businesses and farmers are suffering the effects throughout the week. With less foot traffic and sales, the weekly Farmers Market and local...

Student volunteers Sydney Queen (24), Bill Situ (23), and Mateo Gable (24) greeted visitors at the events entrance.

Pleasanton holds its Make a Difference festival at Senior Center

Aileen Hu, AVT News Editor January 16, 2023

On Saturday, January 14, the Make a Difference for Pleasanton festival took place at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Various exhibits were set up to promote volunteering opportunities and many participated....

Widmer World greets its guests with an astonishing assortment of lights and decorations.

Pleasanton’s famous holiday lights are open to visitors

Sean Brown, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

Two of the most well-known places to experience the magic of the holiday season in Pleasanton  are Candy Cane Lane and Widmer World. Only a few blocks apart, both locations offer a variety of holiday...

Pleasanton has noticed a surge of abandoned animals being found by animal services and Pleasanton police.

Number of abandoned pets in Pleasanton increase in last few weeks

Amogh Belgal, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

Pets no longer receive as much attention as their owners gradually return to working on-site and learning on-campus. Thus, the number of abandoned pets has been on a rising surge in the last few weeks. “We're...

Test prep books were collected in cardboard boxes in the front office.

Pleasanton high schools hold test prep book drive

Katy Clark, AVT Editor December 14, 2022

From Nov. 28 to Dec. 7, Foothill and Amador Valley High School worked together to hold a test prep book drive, a way for students to donate their old SAT, ACT, and AP test books to those in need. “I...

The Abercrombie store in the San Fransisco Outlet filled up during Black Friday.

Black Friday sales hit new records at the San Fransisco Outlet

Sarah Yan, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Friday, November 25th, was the annual Black Friday of 2022. As thousands of customers rushed into the mall, the store Abercrombie & Fitch made a historical sales record for its company, scoring $176,466...

Towne Center Books set up a Christmas Tree made of goody baskets filled with various stocking stuffers.

Downtown Pleasanton brings out their holiday specials

Emerson Muise, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

With the holidays quickly approaching, downtown Pleasanton is filled with seasonal decorations and winter treats to get into the holiday spirit.  “My favorite part about the holidays would be making...

The roads were barricaded in order to keep cars from wrecking the holiday decor throughout the streets.

Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade canceled due to rain

Sofia Skinner and Haley Gottlieb December 8, 2022

At the end of every year, Pleasanton holds its annual Hometown Holiday Parade. This year’s parade was set to take place on the evening of Dec. 3. But due to the rainstorm, the planning crew was forced...

The Holiday Shorts consisted of  improvised plays based on audience suggestions and other short scenes from earlier acts.

Creatures of Impulse’s Holiday Shorts is back for the holiday season

Amy Yang, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, Pleasanton’s Creatures of Impulse improvisers return with their annual Holiday Shorts at the Firehouse Theater, from November 29 to December 2. “I’m happy that...

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