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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
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]

Gamble Garden's Festival of Trees decks the halls virtually
Gamble Garden's Festival of Trees offers a "stroll" through an online forest of decorated holiday trees, which will also be up for sale in a silent auction in a fundraiser for the nonprofit historic home and garden.
[Wednesday, December 2, 2020]

Singer-songwriters Jaeger & Reid make for a musical First Friday
Woodside Arts & Culture Committee is starting the weekend off on the right note, quite literally, with an online concert on Friday, Dec. 4 featuring folk and Americana duo Jaeger & Reid.
[Wednesday, December 2, 2020]

Los Altos History Museum hosts inaugural online art auction
For its fall fundraiser, the history museum is taking a page from the art world with its inaugural Benefit Collection Online Art Auction featuring paintings, photographs and ceramic work donated by local artists and collectors.
[Wednesday, November 18, 2020]

Music@Menlo virtual concert celebrates Beethoven's 250th birthday
Music@Menlo is celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with a virtual concert on Sunday, Nov. 22.
[Wednesday, November 18, 2020]

CANCELED: Family Movie Night features a holiday favorite
CANCELED: The spookiness of Halloween and the merriment of Christmas come together in an outdoor Family Movie Night at Palo Alto's Mitchell Park on Nov. 13.
[Wednesday, November 11, 2020]

Woodside event offers schooling on a 'Scandal'
Artist, teacher, art historian and architect Jim Caldwell discusses "The Scandal of Madame X" in an online talk presented Friday, Nov. 6, 7-8 p.m. by the Woodside Arts & Culture Committee.
[Wednesday, November 4, 2020]

Branch out for the weekend at Filoli's Orchard Days
The Filoli Estate is welcoming families to visit its Gentleman’s Orchard, which is home to hundreds of heritage fruit trees. The orchard will be open this weekend, Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
[Wednesday, October 28, 2020]