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Heather Zimmerman

Arts and Entertainment Editor, Embarcadero Media/Peninsula Division

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About Heather
Heather Zimmerman has been with Embarcadero Media since 2019. She is the arts and entertainment editor for the group's Peninsula publications and an assistant editor for the Mountain View Voice and The Almanac. She writes and edits arts stories, compiles the Weekend Express arts newsletter, oversees the community calendar, helps edit stories for the Voice and Almanac and assists with assembling the Express newsletters for those publications.

Previously, Heather worked at the Silicon Valley alternative weekly Metro, and for a decade, served as the arts reporter for Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, a group of publications covering communities such as Sunnyvale, Los Gatos and Willow Glen.

Heather grew up in the South Bay and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a bachelor's degree in literature.
Stories by Heather
Art in the gardens: Woodside's Filoli estate to display work by 20 creatives
Filoli in Woodside is making the most of its sprawling gardens by hosting an art walk on July 25-26.
[Thursday, July 23, 2020]

Online video series revisits favorites from Smuin Ballet's repertoire
Smuin Contemporary Ballet is sharing some treasures from its repertoire in a free virtual performance series, Hump Day Ballets.
[Friday, July 17, 2020]

[email protected]'s Intermezzo takes the annual festival online
This year's [email protected] festival with the theme "Intermezzo," boasts a schedule that's as packed as ever, with three weeks of daily musical events, including an anticipated album release -- but all online.
[Friday, July 17, 2020]

Online summer cinema series highlights independent short films
On Sunday, July 5, Windrider Bay Area Film Forum will launch its new virtual summer series, which features weekly online screenings of inspirational independent short films, followed by filmmaker conversations.
[Tuesday, June 30, 2020]

Woodside Middle School holds drive-in graduation for Class of 2020
Woodside Middle School’s Class of 2020 celebrated its graduation Friday night during a drive-in ceremony held on campus. Students arrived in vehicles with their families and then walked up, one at a time, to receive their diplomas.
[Wednesday, June 17, 2020]

Woodside's proposed budget shows resiliency to pandemic's economic effects
The town of Woodside has so far escaped the budget shortfalls that many other cities are facing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
[Monday, June 15, 2020]

Woodside: Opening of new fire station brings improved facilities, expanded capacity
The San Mateo County Fire Department marked the opening of the new Fire Station 58, serving Kings Mountain, La Honda, Upper Woodside and Skyline Boulevard.
[Thursday, May 28, 2020]

Filoli estate in Woodside to reopen gardens to the public starting Monday
Starting Monday, May 11, visitors can once again enjoy the sights and scents of the 16 acres of gardens at the Filoli estate in Woodside.
[Friday, May 8, 2020]

Woodside: Council approves $80K donation to San Mateo County Strong fund
The Woodside Town Council took steps to help shore up local businesses in the face of the coronavirus pandemic at its April 28 meeting.
[Tuesday, May 12, 2020]

Woodside council extends local emergency proclamation, boosts employee pension fund
The Woodside Town Council recently undertook two decisions aimed at maintaining the town's solid finances and potentially saving taxpayer dollars: extending an emergency proclamation and upping its contributions to a pension fund.
[Saturday, April 18, 2020]