Garv Virginkar

Garv Virginkar

Garv worked for the Post from December 2020 to June 2021 as a sophomore at Los Altos High School. Garv served as a general assignment reporter, producing human-interest stories.


CIF reverses, allows athletes to participate in same-season club and school sports

STORY BY GARV VIRGINKAR, PHOTO BY GIL RUBINSTEIN Note: At the moment, Santa Clara County cohorting restrictions still prohibit participation on multiple teams. The California Interscholastic Federation has reinstated its waiver of Bylaw 600-605, allowing student athletes to participate in both school and club sports through the same season. This latest development, according to the…

County to vaccinate residents age 65 and up regardless of healthcare provider or insurance

STORY BY GIL RUBINSTEIN AND GARV VIRGINKAR Santa Clara County will now begin vaccinating all residents age 65 and up regardless of health care provider or insurance.  This latest development comes after county officials just weeks ago expressed frustration with a “chaotic” distribution process, and as the county now approaches 1,500 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic…

CIF bars athletes from playing same-season club and school sports

STORY BY GARV VIRGINKAR, PHOTO BY TOMOKI CHIEN Student athletes will no longer be able to participate in both school and club sports over the same season, following a decision from the California Interscholastic Federation to re-enact restrictions on participating on both school and club teams.  The reversal is effective immediately, and comes in light…

SCVAL approves truncated calendar, may have little immediate effect

STORY BY TOMOKI CHIEN AND GARV VIRGINKAR, PHOTO BY TOMOKI CHIEN The Santa Clara Valley Athletic League today approved a modified calendar for the 2020–2021 season that tiers sports returns by risk and level of coronavirus transmission. The schedule slates cross country, girls golf, girls tennis, swimming and diving to start practices on Feb. 1,…

Newsom proposes to provide schools with $450 per student for in-person instruction

STORY BY GARV VIRGINKAR Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a revised school reopening plan this morning, the centerpiece of which is a $2-billion grant from the state government in order to aid schools in their transition to in-person instruction.  If approved in January, the funds will provide districts that open for in-person instruction $450 dollars per…

COVID-19 is the projected third leading cause of death in Santa Clara County

STORY BY TOMOKI CHIEN AND GARV VIRGINKAR Since the first confirmed coronavirus case in late January — with the first death following just days after — the county has seen a total of 65,288 positive cases and 652 deaths; that makes COVID-19 this year’s projected third leading cause of death in the county, behind only cancer…