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Julia Brown

Editor, The Six Fifty and Peninsula Foodist

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About Julia
Julia Brown started working at Embarcadero Media in 2016 as a news reporter for the Pleasanton Weekly. From 2018 to 2021 she worked as assistant editor of The Almanac and Mountain View Voice. Before joining the company, Julia was a news reporter for the Half Moon Bay Review newspaper and wrote about education, agriculture, and the unincorporated San Mateo County Coastside.

A Foster City native, Julia earned a bachelor's degree in modern literature from University of California, Santa Cruz and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University.
Stories by Julia
Zone 7 completes bank stabilization project for creek off Foothill Road
Roughly three months and $4.55 million later, Zone 7 Water Agency has completed a bank stabilization project in the 7800 block of Foothill Road where homes were threatened by significant erosion last winter.
[Wednesday, January 31, 2018]

Residents voice concerns to school board about proposed math program changes
A group of parents and students packed Tuesday’s school board meeting to express concerns about potential changes to the district’s math offerings.
[Wednesday, January 31, 2018]

Me gusta leer: Valley View hosts Spanish book fair to spread joy of reading
Sitting on tables throughout the room, the books varied in size and subject. There were graphic novels, chapter books and quicker reads on topics like sports and animals. There were texts based on children's movies like "Coco." And there were particularly popular titles like "Matilda" and "Captain Underpants" -- all en español.
[Thursday, February 1, 2018]

School board to consider raises for senior cabinet members
Proposed raises for senior cabinet members, another bond-funded laptop purchase and an integrated waste management policy are among the agenda items for the Pleasanton school board's meeting Tuesday night.
[Friday, January 26, 2018]

Staying Healthy: Livermore man recognized for 100th blood donation
Thirty years ago, Thomas Petty was a young employee at Chevron when he heard about a blood drive the company was hosting and encouraging its workers to participate in.
[Monday, January 29, 2018]

Staying Healthy: Students overloaded and underprepared
Across the country, kids are busy, stressed and sleep deprived. Between homework, tests and extracurriculars -- not to mention college applications for high schoolers -- students are "super busy both in and out of school," says Denise Pope, Ph.D.
[Thursday, January 25, 2018]

Staying Healthy: Flu season in full swing at local, national level
Fever. Achy muscles. Feeling weak. These are telltale signs of the flu, which is rampant throughout the country this winter including here in California.
[Wednesday, January 24, 2018]

Foothill DECA brings home dozens of awards from career development competition
A team of Foothill High students in the school's entrepreneur program DECA collectively earned 157 awards at a competition in San Ramon earlier this month.
[Thursday, January 25, 2018]

Grammy winner, Pleasanton resident Edwin Hawkins dies at 74
Edwin Hawkins, a four-time Grammy Award-winning gospel singer best known for the 1969 hit "Oh Happy Day," died at his home in Pleasanton last week after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 74.
[Tuesday, January 23, 2018]

Foothill girls to play in fundraiser powderpuff game Monday
Around 50 girls are expected to converge on Foothill High School's football field Monday night to play a game for a cause.
[Wednesday, January 17, 2018]