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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 picks counterproposal over commission's draft housing element
With Woodsiders up in arms about potential upzoning of parcels of land, and chasing a deadline to submit housing plans to the state, council members Brian Dombkowski and Chris Shaw teamed up last month to craft a better plan.
[Tuesday, May 17, 2022]

Kristen Gracia to head Menlo Park school district
The Menlo Park City School District Board of Trustees appointed district veteran Kristen Gracia as its newest superintendent.
[Friday, May 13, 2022]

COVID-19 cases are up again at local high schools
The local high school district is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the last week. Officials are chalking up the rise to a combination of exposure over spring break and a general rise in cases throughout San Mateo County.
[Thursday, May 12, 2022]

High tea, ice cream and coffee cart are some of the future offerings at Mademoiselle Colette's new Atherton cafe
Mademoiselle Colette owner Debora Ferrand shares details about her newest cafe, which is set to open this fall inside Atherton's new library.
[Monday, May 16, 2022]

Woodside celebrates 100 years of May Day
Over the weekend, Woodsiders gathered for the 100th anniversary of its May Day celebration, which was hailed by Mayor Dick Brown as "the re-opening of Woodside for outdoor group activities."
[Tuesday, May 10, 2022]

Atherton: SB 9 applications start to trickle in
Atherton has received its first batch of SB 9 applications, with property owners seeking streamlined approval to subdivide single-family lots and add housing units under the new state law.
[Monday, May 9, 2022]

Community briefs: Menlo Park fun run, wildfire preparedness and more
In this week's community briefs, Menlo Park district foundation's fun run returns, Portola Valley wildfire preparedness event and more.
[Friday, May 6, 2022]

After 11 years gathering neighborhood news, Ladera Crier editors step down
Linda Fornaciari and Di Gow have enjoyed getting to know their neighbors better as co-editors of the Ladera Crier over the last 11 years. But the two recently passed the baton to new editors to find "all the news that's fun to print."
[Sunday, May 8, 2022]

Voter Guide: Ravenswood's Measure I asks district residents to approve $110 million school bond
Measure I would help the Ravenswood district modernize crumbling facilities.
[Friday, May 6, 2022]

Atherton residents demand town fight state housing mandate
With potential changes, like a zoning overlay for townhouses, Atherton residents are feeling distressed about their town changing.
[Wednesday, May 4, 2022]