Andrea Gemmet is the editor of the Mountain View Voice, 2017's winner of Online General Excellence at CNPA's Better Newspapers Contest and winner of General Excellence in 2016 and 2018 at CNPA's renamed California Journalism Awards. In 2020, she also became editor of The Almanac.
Andrea is a Midpeninsula native who got her first newspaper job while still in high school and has devoted her career to community journalism. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she became a staff writer for The Almanac, where she covered everything from homicides and historic preservation battles to city hall shenanigans,land use, education and local characters human and non-human. Her breaking news reporting on the closure of independent bookstore Kepler's earned her a first-place award for Public Service from CNPA in 2006.
Andrea joined the Mountain View Voice in 2010 as managing editor and was promoted to the new role of editor following the retirement of Editor-in-Chief Tom Gibboney in 2014.
Midpeninsula residents woke up last Thursday, Feb. 23, to the rare sight of local hilltops decorated with a dusting of snow, as a cold winter storm moved through the Bay Area. Here's what they saw.
[Saturday, March 4, 2023]
On Thursday, recovery efforts were still underway in Menlo Park, as this week's windy winter storm toppled trees and power lines. PG&E said work to restore power in parts of the city would require stopping traffic on Highway 101.
[Thursday, February 23, 2023]
After initially refusing The Almanac's request to release information about people seeking appointment to a Menlo Park City Council District 5 seat, the city has reversed course. As of Monday morning, eight people have applied.
[Monday, December 19, 2022]
Menlo Park's favorite DIY Halloween parade was back this year, as costumed kids took over downtown on Saturday, posing for the parental paparazzi and then trick-or-treating at local businesses.
[Monday, October 31, 2022]