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Angela Swartz

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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
Empty desks: Getting chronically absent students back to class is no easy feat
Since the pandemic hit in 2020, fewer students are attending classes across California, but in one Midpeninsula school district, the number of students missing 10% or more of the school year has been sky high.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]

Stanford researchers aim to answer the question: 'How do you improve air quality in schools?'
Ravenswood City School District classrooms were outfitted with sensors as part of a five-year Stanford University study into the indoor air quality of K-12 schools in hopes of helping mitigate the health impacts of wildfire smoke.
[Monday, July 10, 2023]

Longtime Ladera resident and Planned Parenthood advocate Shirley Sneath Kelley dies at 96
Shirley Sneath Kelley, a longtime Ladera resident and exuberant supporter of sports and charities, died in her sleep April 9 at The Sequoias in Portola Valley, her home of about 10 years. She was 96.
[Wednesday, July 5, 2023]

Eva Kastan Grove, longtime local philanthropist and social worker, dies at 87
Eva Kastan Grove, a local philanthropist who co-founded the Grove Foundation, died on May 31 after a short but fierce illness, according to her family.
[Monday, July 3, 2023]

At an Atherton campaign event, President Biden talks climate change and the drawbacks of 'America First'
Over 100 people attended a campaign dinner in Atherton for President Joe Biden on Monday night, June 19, according to White House press pool reporters.
[Tuesday, June 20, 2023]

Grand Jury report calls out Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside for misusing backyard units to meet housing quotas
A San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury has singled out Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside for trying to sidestep state law by relying too heavily on backyard accessory dwelling units in their housing plans.
[Monday, June 19, 2023]

Caltrans offers signups for weekly updates on Highway 84 closure near Woodside
Caltrans is putting out a new weekly newsletter with updates on repair work to a stretch of Highway 84 near Woodside that's been closed due to landslide damage since March.
[Tuesday, June 6, 2023]

Guided hikes offer a rare look inside Djerassi in Woodside
Get a closer look at the artwork scattered through the grounds of a 583-acre Woodside ranch on a guided hike of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Signups are now open.
[Thursday, February 23, 2023]

Antiques Roadshow premieres Jan. 2 with episode filmed at Filoli
A 1976 manual for the Apple-II computer, a 1928 English sterling silver horse and more will be featured on the season 27 premiere of Antiques Roadshow on PBS on Jan. 2, filmed at Woodside's Filoli Estate.
[Thursday, December 29, 2022]

For two decades, Ravenswood Family Health Network has served low-income and uninsured people
After weeks of an unexplained 104-degree fever, an enlarged tonsil and stomach pain, 3-year-old Eliana got the help she needed from Ravenswood Family Health Network. The nonprofit operates the MayView clinic in Mountain View.
[Friday, December 2, 2022]