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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
Hopping to it with a virtual beer tasting
The Menlo Park Library is helping quench the thirst for a good chat over some suds with "Raise a Glass, Quarantine Style," a series of virtual beer tastings.
[Tuesday, August 25, 2020]

Hoofing it (virtually) through history
The San Mateo County Historical Association is offering a glimpse of a unique bit of local history with an online tour of the Folger Estate Stable Historic District in Woodside's Wunderlich Park.
[Wednesday, August 19, 2020]

Palo Alto's Gallery House reopens for first in-person exhibition
Even pre-pandemic, it's fair to say most galleries were always "touchless" but the concept has taken on a couple of new meanings at Palo Alto's Gallery House.
[Wednesday, August 12, 2020]

The Pear Theatre opens season with online production of 'Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue'
The Pear Theatre opens its 2020-21 season with an online streaming production of Quiara Alegría Hudes' thoughtful drama about a young soldier who thinks about his family's past as he contemplates a second tour of duty in Iraq.
[Wednesday, August 12, 2020]

Popular family event series relaunches with the 'Happiness of Apples'
Gamble Garden reimagines its Second Saturday series with an event that blends online programs with in-person visits in which participants tour the garden at their own pace.
[Tuesday, August 4, 2020]

Talk highlights bringing history home at Filoli
​Filoli curator Julie Bly DeVere discusses a current restoration project at Filoli in an online talk presented by the Woodside Arts & Culture Committee.
[Tuesday, August 4, 2020]

Events mark anniversaries of Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings with hopes for peace
Several local organizations are offering ways to remember and reflect on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversaries with events that highlight hopes for peace.
[Wednesday, July 29, 2020]

Artists' guild hosts online ceramics and glass sale
This year's Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival and many similar events may have been canceled due to COVID-19, but there are still some creative ways to enjoy art and support artists this summer.
[Tuesday, July 28, 2020]

Art in the gardens: Woodside's Filoli estate to display work by 20 creatives
Filoli in Woodside is making the most of its sprawling gardens by hosting an art walk on July 25-26.
[Wednesday, July 22, 2020]

The Corner Laughers bring bright indie-pop to online concert
The Corner Laughers will play a free online concert on July 25, 1 p.m. presented by the Menlo Park Library.
[Wednesday, July 22, 2020]