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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
Hill calls for 'Oughta Be A Law... or Not' contest submissions
State Sen. Jerry Hill is calling for submissions for his 12th annual "Oughta Be a Law ... or Not" contest, which allows constituents to suggest ideas for new state legislation.
[Tuesday, January 7, 2020]

Atherton tops most expensive real estate list
For the third year in a row, Atherton has landed at the top of a list for most expensive residential real estate in the country, according PropertyShark.
[Friday, November 22, 2019]

Spare the Air alerts called for Saturday and Sunday, wood burning banned
A high-pressure system trapping smoke over the Bay Area spurred the air district to issue the winter season's first Spare the Air alerts for Saturday and Sunday.
[Saturday, November 9, 2019]

Atherton: Uber drivers, other contract workers protest outside of Uber investor's home
About 30 gig economy employees, mostly Uber drivers, on Nov. 6 protested outside the Atherton home of Bill Gurley, a venture capitalist and investor in the ride-hailing company.
[Wednesday, November 6, 2019]

Outbreak of Newcastle disease sidelines this year's Tour De Coop
Since 2012, locals have biked around every fall to get a peek inside residents' backyard chicken coops. But this year, organizers of the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop opted to cancel the annual daylong tour due to Newcastle disease.
[Monday, September 30, 2019]

Nonprofit aims to bolster number of early childhood education teachers
San Mateo County will need to fill about 2,500 teaching spots by 2025 to keep pace with the growing need for early childhood education programs, according to a 2016 early learning facilities needs assessment for the county.
[Sunday, November 3, 2019]

Fiction or the future?
Dr. Rick Novak is a published novelist and practicing anesthesiologist. His latest, "Doctor Vita" was published in March.
[Thursday, June 6, 2019]

SafeSpace offers mental health support line app
Youth seeking mental health support can now download a free app provided by a Menlo Park-based nonprofit.
[Sunday, April 7, 2019]

Atherton tops most expensive real estate list
For the second year in a row, Atherton topped the list for most expensive residential real estate in the country, according to real estate website PropertyShark.
[Monday, December 3, 2018]

County doctor awarded $1.5M in wrongful firing case
A jury awarded a former Santa Clara County psychiatrist $1.5 million last week for what the doctor described as a retaliatory firing, according to court documents.
[Wednesday, October 3, 2018]