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Andrea Gemmet

Editor, The Almanac and Mountain View Voice

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About Andrea
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.
Stories by Andrea
Almanac journalists honored for election coverage, land-use and local government reporting in statewide competition
Almanac journalists won accolades for their work in this year's California Journalism Awards, taking first place for reporting on local government and youth and education.
[Tuesday, May 30, 2023]

Flooding from heavy rain closes Middlefield Road at Menlo-Atherton High
Flooding from heavy rain on Sunday, March 12, forced the closure of Middlefield Road between Ravenswood and Oak Grove avenues for about two hours.
[Monday, March 13, 2023]

Scenes from the rare, late-winter snow on the Midpeninsula
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]

In Menlo Park, storm recovery means stopping traffic on Highway 101 to fix toppled power lines
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]

Menlo Park agrees to publicly release City Council applications for District 5 seat
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 Halloween Hoopla brings revelers back to downtown
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]

Man arrested in connection to fatal stabbing in East Palo Alto home
An East Palo Alto man was arrested on Saturday, July 30, following a fatal stabbing of a man in a home on Cooley Street.
[Saturday, July 30, 2022]

Almanac honored in California Journalism Awards contest
The Almanac took home eight honors, including two first place finishes, in the California News Publishers Association's 2021 California Journalism Awards.
[Friday, June 3, 2022]

Making a local call? You need to use the area code
Effective Sunday, Oct. 24, all phone calls on the Peninsula -- even local ones -- will require the three-digit area code, the FCC announced.
[Saturday, October 23, 2021]

Daly City COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to all San Mateo County residents 65 and up on Friday and Saturday
This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27, San Mateo County residents 65 years and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Jefferson High School in Daly City.
[Thursday, February 25, 2021]