Angela Swartz Bio | Almanac Online |
Angela p

Angela Swartz

Staff Writer, The Almanac

650-223-6529 | Email

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
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.
[Friday, June 2, 2023]

Ravenswood district teachers to get 4% raise
Come July 1, teachers in the Ravenswood City School District will see raises of slightly over 4%, under a contract approved by the school board last week.
[Wednesday, May 31, 2023]

Atherton: Strong-armed robbery on Holbrook Lane
Police are looking for two suspects who forcibly stole a necklace from a woman in Atherton on Sunday.
[Monday, May 29, 2023]

Portola Valley facing higher policing costs in new contract with San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
Portola Valley needs to negotiate a deal for police services with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for a new contract starting in September.
[Wednesday, May 31, 2023]

Sacred Heart Prep graduates its largest class in its 125-year history
Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton graduated 171 students at its 125th commencement ceremony on the evening of Friday, May 26. It is the school's largest graduating class in its 125-year history.
[Wednesday, May 31, 2023]

Portola Valley to pay more for interim town attorney to fill vacancy
After the resignation of the town attorney, the Portola Valley Town Council hired Catherine Engberg to serve on an interim basis.
[Monday, May 29, 2023]

Community briefs: Atherton Police Activities League scholarships, new M-A soccer coach hired and more
In this week's community briefs, Atherton PAL awards $30,000 in scholarships, M-A hires new varsity boys soccer coach and more.
[Monday, May 29, 2023]

Woodside kindergarteners learn the joys of biking
The joy is palpable as kindergarteners, smiles across their faces, pedal bikes around a square marked off with multicolored cones at Woodside Elementary School. Just last month, many of the kids didn't know how to ride.
[Thursday, May 25, 2023]

Locals urge Caltrans to reopen Highway 84 near Woodside ASAP
After a total shutdown because of a landslide, nearby residents are imploring Caltrans to reopen a stretch of Highway 84 near Woodside that has been closed since early March.
[Tuesday, May 23, 2023]

Peninsula Humane Society rescues two gray foxes in Portola Valley
Two "lucky" gray foxes are now safely back in the wild after being rescued from a window well in Portola Valley by the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA on Thursday, May 18.
[Saturday, May 20, 2023]