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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
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]

Award-winning fully electric barn in Woodside houses seven horses and a family of five
As new state mandates go into effect limiting gas-powered appliances, one 2,000-square-foot barn near the Horse Park in Woodside is already all-electric.
[Friday, April 14, 2023]

Friends and family create memorial for man killed by fallen tree on Alpine Road
Family and friends of Jesus Ivan Cruz Diaz set up a memorial in his honor after the 29-year-old was killed by a fallen tree while driving through Portola Valley on March 21.
[Thursday, April 13, 2023]

Stanford starts removing hazardous trees along Alpine Road in Portola Valley
Stanford said it is planning to remove at least seven trees from the stretch of Alpine Road where eucalyptus trees have fallen over in recent weeks, killing a San Jose man in one case.
[Thursday, March 30, 2023]

Menlo Church leadership acknowledges abuse from decades ago
A megachurch is apologizing for instances of abuse from decades earlier that "had not been addressed in a way that honored the survivors at the time" after information about them was unearthed.
[Wednesday, March 29, 2023]

Neighbors call on Stanford to remove trees after man died from tree that fell on university-owned land
Residents are asking the university to better manage its eucalyptus trees along Alpine Road near Interstate Highway 280 after a San Jose man was killed last week when one of the trees fell on his van.
[Wednesday, March 29, 2023]

GoFundMe set up for man killed by fallen tree in Portola Valley raises $82K
Jesus Ivan Cruz Diaz, 29, of San Jose died Tuesday when a tree hit his work van in Portola Valley. His employer has since created a GoFundMe to help the family pay for funeral expenses.
[Friday, March 24, 2023]

Power outages caused some Ravenswood schools to close last week, frustrating board members
Students returned to classrooms on Friday following several school closures across the Ravenswood City School District due to weather-related power outages.
[Friday, February 24, 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. Sign-ups are now open.
[Thursday, February 23, 2023]

Ravenswood middle school principal announces plan to step down in June
After 13 years in the Ravenswood district, Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle School Principal Amanda Kemp said she will step down. She is leaving the job to take care of her elderly mother, who is 91.
[Thursday, February 9, 2023]