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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
'Nature for All' talk highlights where to hike, what to see at Foothills Park
Grassroots Ecology is hosting an online program on Jan. 28 to help everyone get to know a Palo Alto park that opened to the public at large in December.
[Wednesday, January 27, 2021]

Music@Menlo takes famed composers' work to 21st century
Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin's admiration for each other's work inspired Music@Menlo's latest online concert, featuring violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Orion Weiss performing music by the two composers.
[Wednesday, January 20, 2021]

'Where do we go from here?' Festival explores Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy
To mark the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University is hosting an online documentary film festival and webinar.
[Thursday, January 14, 2021]

Virtual program dives into king tides
King tides have returned to the Palo Alto Baylands and the Environmental Volunteers are hosting an online program Jan. 9 for all ages to learn more about these higher-than-normal tides and what they bring to the Baylands.
[Wednesday, January 6, 2021]

Midnight madness: Online celebration bids farewell to a strange year
Dragon Productions' "Light at the End" celebration offers a virtual New Year's gala with performances and entertainment aplenty -- plus the chance to tell 2020 to "get lost" four times over.
[Tuesday, December 29, 2020]

'A Year with the Urban Gray Fox' kicks off 2021 at First Friday talk
How about celebrating the first day of 2021 with a "fox kiss?" Learn about this charming animal behavior ​at an online talk presented Jan. 1 by Woodside Arts & Culture​.
[Monday, December 28, 2020]

Pods en pointe: Smuin's 'The Christmas Ballet' makes the most of a quarantine concept
For the 25th anniversary edition of its holiday-themed show, Smuin Ballet has adapted the concept of pandemic pods and run -- as well as leapt and pirouetted -- with it.
[Tuesday, December 22, 2020]

Filoli estate's holiday decor lands a top spot in national poll
Filoli Historic House & Garden, along with Elvis Presley's Graceland and George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, were selected by readers as winners on USA Today's list of top 10 historic holiday home tours.
[Tuesday, December 22, 2020]

Native plant society puts a ring on it with online wreath competition
The California Native Plant Society hosts WreathMasters, an online competition on Dec. 18 that shows native plants can not only be decorative, but festive too.
[Wednesday, December 16, 2020]

Peninsula Women's Chorus dials into a vintage art form
In these days of everything Zoom, the Peninsula Women's Chorus has found a way to tap into a more nostalgic medium for its latest virtual concert, which uses the framework of a 1940s radio play.
[Wednesday, December 9, 2020]