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Guests walk to buy food while surrounded with vendors.

Summer begins: 626 Night Market at fairgrounds

Shimon Arai and Daniel Cruz May 24, 2024

Through May 17-19, the Alameda County Fairgrounds hosted the bi-annual 626 Night Market. The night market invited hungry crowds from all over the Bay Area to enjoy the Asian-styled food and local vendors.  The...

Pleasanton Police Chief David Swing steps down from his position after four years.

Pleasanton Police Department Chief David Swing moves on

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Page Editor May 23, 2024

In April, Pleasanton Police Chief David Swing stepped down from his position to pursue an executive director position at the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority. He’s been serving as Pleasanton’s...

Biden and DOJ respond to letters sent by the AV Social Justice class regarding police reform.

AV Social Justice Literature Class Receives letters from POTUS and DOJ

Jacob Bluvol, AVtv Editor May 22, 2024

Amador Valley High School’s Literature & Dynamics of Social Justice class wrote letters to several prominent government officials as part of a unit on police reform. The class received responses...

Swaying to the music, dancers captivate the audience and bring their cultural roots to life.

AAPI Heritage Celebration in Pleasanton honoring heritage

Lauren Tran, AVRadio Editor May 21, 2024

On May 11, the City of Pleasanton celebrated AAPI Heritage Month by hosting a community event at the Firehouse Arts Center. The event featured poetry readings, singing, dancing, and activities that all...

A vendor at the Pleasanton Farmers Market is selling strawberries and welcoming visitors.

Pleasanton Farmer’s Market hosted weekly at Downtown

Eva Grove, Amadon Page Editor May 21, 2024

On 46 W Angela St. every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pleasanton hosts their weekly Farmer's Market, a place where families can buy fresh produce while supporting local businesses. The market takes...

This new verdict holds Ethan Crumbleys parents liable. Could this set a precedent for parent responsibility?

A new verdict may finally hold parents accountable for their children’s crimes

Julia Morais, Senior Staff Writer May 21, 2024

While the legal system often holds individuals directly responsible for their actions, questions arise regarding the role of parents in shaping the behaviors and decisions of their children. A Michigan...

Mestels crochet plushies were a massive hit at the Childrens Business Fair.

Children’s Business Fair showcases young entrepreneurs

Rebecca Mestel, AVT Features Page Editor May 20, 2024

From handmade crafts to innovative goods, the Acton Children’s Business Fair showcased the excitement and determination of young minds, each booth a testament to creativity and hard work. As family and...

The outgoing EICs [left to right] Zenil Koovejee, Aileen Hu, Ritika Gupta, Zaynah Shah, and Audrey Combs take a picture with journalism advisor Wendy Connelly to commemorate their last banquet.

AVJournalism hosts end-of-the-year banquet

Anita Gautam, Amadon Page Editor May 17, 2024

On Thursday, May 16, AVJournalism hosted an end-of-the-year banquet to close out the 2023-2024 school year. The evening included conversations with parents and friends, a video collage showcasing memories...

Therapy dogs were invited to campus for every day of Mental Health Awareness Week.

AV Counselors and NAMI on Campus coordinate Mental Health Awareness Week

Aileen Hu, AVT Editor-In-Chief May 17, 2024

From May 13th to 17th, Amador celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week through a week of lunch and Access activities. Amador’s counselors planned the events in collaboration with the NAMI on Campus club. “The...

Leadership decorated the front of the MPR with a map of the US and college flags for seniors to sign their names on.

AV Leadership hosts Senior Decisions Day celebration

Anjali Bemarkar and Alyssa Wu May 16, 2024

Months after submitting college applications, students are finally committing on a college to spend their next four years at. AV  Leadership set up an event for seniors on Wednesday, May 15th, during...

The AV Admin team sent out a gift for each of their staff at the end of the week.

Amador celebrates Staff Appreciation Week

Anjali Bemarkar, Senior Staff Writer May 10, 2024

Amador Valley High School comes together to celebrate Staff Appreciation Week from May 6th-May 10th. For each day of the week, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) prepared something special for...

Aayush Gupta (24) opens his freshmen letter to self.

Seniors receive letters from Freshmen self

Gigi Zhang, Amadon Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2024

Every year, the freshmen class is assigned  to write a letter to their future self in their Health class. Students are instructed to write a letter, seal it in an envelope, place a stamp, and return it...

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