Lorraine Gabbert

Lorraine Gabbert is a freelance reporter and photographer covering city news and local politics for San José Spotlight. She brings years of writing experience to the job, including articles for 90210, Almaden Times, b.a.b.y, Bay Area Parent, LG Magazine, San Jose Magazine, the Mercury News and South Bay Accent.

She previously worked in film and video production in Los Angeles and for the American Broadcasting Company in New York. She studied journalism at Pennsylvania State University and film at the New School in New York.

Santa Clara County schools stay open as COVID continues

South Bay schools are facing increased challenges with student and staff absences as the COVID-19 omicron variant spreads. Despite that, it’s unlikely schools will close like they did at the start of the pandemic. State law requires schools to continue with in-person learning or face funding cuts. Maria Clayton, spokesperson for the California Department of Education, told...