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About Angela
Angela Swartz joined The Almanac in 2018. She reports on youth and education, and the towns of Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside. Angela, who grew up in San Mateo, previously reported for the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Mateo Daily Journal. She holds a master's degree in investigative reporting from American University. She interned at The Washington Post while completing her master's. She also holds a bachelor's degree in U.S. history and Spanish from University of California, Davis.
Stories by Angela
Woodside sends housing plan to the state but doesn't adopt it
With three options on the table and a looming state-mandated deadline on Jan. 31, the Woodside Town Council agreed to include fewer units on town-owned sites in its housing strategy, but stopped short of adopting the plan.
[Thursday, February 2, 2023]

Atherton guts most of multifamily housing from plan it's sending to state
Around 250 people turned out for Atherton City Council's Tuesday meeting to sound off about the town's contentious efforts to craft a state-approved plan for building housing over the next eight years.
[Wednesday, February 1, 2023]

Atherton Library celebrates Lunar New Year with dance performance
A crowd gathered on the front deck of the Atherton Library on a sunny Saturday afternoon, Jan. 28, to celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional Korean dancing.
[Tuesday, January 31, 2023]

Steph and Ayesha Curry oppose upzoning of Atherton property near their home
Steph and Ayesha Curry penned a letter to Atherton officials saying they are against developing a lot near their house into multifamily housing.
[Friday, January 27, 2023]

Saying it needs more time, Portola Valley opts to submit revised housing element late
With under a week until the deadline for a compliant housing element, and facing possible fines and other repercussions, the Portola Valley town staff announced they won't submit the plan to the state next week.
[Friday, January 27, 2023]

Community briefs: Orchids at Filoli, $10K equestrian scholarship and more
In this week's community briefs, an equestrian scholarship application opens up, see orchids at Filoli and apply for open college district seat.
[Sunday, January 29, 2023]

In the year ahead, housing, parking and other infrastructure on Woodside mayor's plate
Woodside Mayor Chris Shaw expects a lot of his focus this year to be on state housing mandates, though it wouldn't be his chosen priority.
[Friday, January 27, 2023]

Woodside signs contract to install 20 license plate readers in town
Woodside is the latest Midpeninsula town to install cameras in an attempt to deter burglaries and other crimes.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Atherton: Planning Commission recommends town dump rezoning along El Camino for more expansive overlays
With about a week to go before a state deadline, Atherton's housing element is still in flux, with the Planning Commission proposing to ditch a controversial rezoning plan and replace it with an overlay zone instead.
[Tuesday, January 24, 2023]

Atherton resident targeted by protesters asks for more restrictions on picketing
An Atherton resident who said he was targeted by paid protesters last year is asking the City Council to do more than limit picketing, arguing for misdemeanor criminal charges for violators.
[Monday, January 23, 2023]