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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
'Around the Bay' captures local scenes in bright, bold paintings
"Around the Bay," an exhibit of oil paintings by Kaaren Marquez at Los Altos' Viewpoints Gallery through Aug. 1, offers a unique visual tour of the Bay Area. Meet the artist on Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
[Thursday, July 15, 2021]

Music@Menlo offers a venue for every listener
Music@Menlo is going above and beyond to live up to its 2021 theme, "Gather," with the summer chamber music festival offering a venue for just about every listener.
[Wednesday, July 14, 2021]

Second Sunday art program will have everyone making faces
The Cantor Arts Center's Second Sunday From Home program, "Fabulous Food Faces," taking place online on Sunday, July 11, draws inspiration from artists who use food to create whimsical, fantastic portraits.
[Thursday, July 8, 2021]

Local realtors make good showings in annual rankings
Five teams of local real estate agents and ​13 individual local salespeople were among the top-selling 250 teams and 250 agents nationwide this past year, according to "The Thousand" list by RealTrends.
[Tuesday, July 6, 2021]

Kombucha with a bite: Paly grad's startup Jiant taps into craze with alcoholic brews
True to his Palo Alto roots, Aaron Telch says that Jiant, the beverage company he co-founded, has "a garage story, except it happened to be in the kitchen."
[Sunday, July 4, 2021]

Virtual talk takes flight with an introduction to bird-watching
Woodside Arts & Culture hosts online talk on July 2 that offers the chance to learn about bird-watching without having to leave one's own nest. Biologist and birding tour guide Alvaro Jaramillo is the featured speaker.
[Wednesday, June 30, 2021]

Cook at home or get takeout? South Bay delivery service Locale offers the chance to do both
Founded early in the pandemic, Locale provides weekly deliveries of fresh produce and groceries as well as meal kits and prepared items from Bay Area restaurants, merchants and farms.
[Friday, June 25, 2021]

Horn ensemble explores the meaning of home in live concert
Mountain View-based horn ensemble Quadre - The Voice of Four Horns presents "What is Home?" a live outdoor concert on Saturday, June 26, at 4 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts' ParkStage.
[Thursday, June 24, 2021]

Everyday life becomes history in new mural celebrating Los Altos
A portal to many different eras in local history has appeared in downtown Los Altos -- one that looks almost as if anyone can step right through its door and begin exploring.
[Wednesday, June 23, 2021]

'Drive-in Variety Show' highlights local musicians and performers
Dragon Productions Theatre Company is taking audiences for a spin through the Midpeninsula's arts scene, offering a fun way to ease back into attending live shows in a series of drive-in live performances this month.
[Thursday, June 17, 2021]