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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
At long last, Mademoiselle Colette opens Atherton location
When you walk into the new Mademoiselle Colette bakery-cafe in Atherton, you are greeted with pastel greens, handmade wallpaper and white marble in this pocket-sized gem, which finally opened after nearly a year of delays.
[Thursday, November 30, 2023]

Ravenswood City School District may use bond funds to help pay for new $10M district office
The Ravenswood City School District is in the midst of various real estate transactions and construction projects.
[Thursday, November 23, 2023]

President Biden to meet with China's president at Filoli on Wednesday, reports say
The Filoli estate in Woodside is set to host President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
[Tuesday, November 14, 2023]

First Lady Jill Biden to visit Atherton Wednesday
First Lady Jill Biden will be in Atherton on Wednesday, Nov. 15, for a presidential reelection campaign event while her husband, President Joe Biden, will be in San Francisco for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
[Tuesday, November 14, 2023]

To help its cops cope, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton police departments hire joint wellness coordinator
An anonymous donor is funding a wellness coordinator for officers to be shared between the Atherton, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police departments.
[Tuesday, July 25, 2023]

To get frequently absent kids back in school, you need to understand why they aren't coming
It's early days in research on chronic absenteeism, but companies have grown out of it. School officials are also trying to get to the root causes of low attendance numbers.
[Thursday, July 20, 2023]

Special report: Ravenswood already had a problem with chronically absent students. The pandemic made it worse
Getting to the bottom of why local students are missing so much school uncovers a complex mix of mental health issues and social and economic challenges.
[Wednesday, July 19, 2023]

With insurance problems plaguing local homeowners, local officials host a virtual town hall Wednesday
Homeowners are having difficulties finding an insurance company that will cover them, given ever-present wildfire risk in California. A virtual town hall meeting with state and local officials about it is set for Wednesday, July 19.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]

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 the Ravenswood City 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.
[Sunday, July 9, 2023]