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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
Making a local call? Starting Sunday, you'll need to use the area code
Starting on 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]

Mountain View family 'blown away' by response to lemonade stand fundraiser for childhood cancer
A steady stream of visitors to a lemonade stand helped the family of a Mountain View girl being treated for leukemia raise nearly $5,000 for childhood cancer research.
[Monday, June 14, 2021]

With COVID-19 surge, Stanford frosh-soph students can't return to campus after all
Stanford University announced Saturday that freshman and sophomore students would not be allowed to return to campus for winter quarter, citing a surge in coronavirus cases.
[Monday, January 11, 2021]

Voice wins 14 California Journalism Awards
The Mountain View Voice took home 14 awards among all California weekly newspapers in its circulation category in the California News Publishers Association's (CNPA) 2019 California Journalism Awards, it was announced Tuesday.
[Friday, April 3, 2020]

Construction worker injured in fall
A construction worker who fell from a roof was rescued by firefighters Thursday afternoon.
[Thursday, August 29, 2019]

Audience participation
Wearing a broad smile, Charlotte listens to librarian Renee Ting singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" at the Mountain View Library's English/Mandarin Storytime on Monday, May 13.
[Saturday, May 18, 2019]

Voice wins for public service, in-depth reporting at California Journalism Awards
The ==I Mountain View Voice== took top honors for in-depth reporting and public service journalism at this year's California Journalism Awards, held in Long Beach on Saturday, May 4. The ==I Voice== also took first place for news photo and feature photo.
[Sunday, May 5, 2019]

Connecting to a brighter future
While some teens might be a little puzzled at the prospect of having a mentor, Juan Marin-Melo had a good idea of what to expect. His older sister, now in college, was paired with a volunteer from Mentor Tutor Connection while in high school, and they'd formed a strong bond. As a freshman at Los Altos High School, when he heard the local nonprofit was holding sign-ups, Marin-Melo said he was excited about the opportunity.
[Wednesday, January 2, 2019]

The year in pictures
It was a year of demonstrations, celebrations and the sometimes overlooked beauty of everyday life. We've picked our favorite ==I Voice== photos for a visual journey through 2018.
[Monday, December 31, 2018]

Raising the curtain on 'The Nutcracker'
Putting on a production of "The Nutcracker" is no small feat, despite the bevy of local performances on offer during the holiday season. Mountain View's Western Ballet allowed ==I Voice== photographer Magali Gauthier behind the scenes to document the controlled chaos.
[Thursday, December 6, 2018]