Jocelyn Dong is the editor of the Palo Alto Weekly/PaloAltoOnline.com and editorial director for the Weekly's parent company, Embarcadero Media. In her more than 20 years with the Weekly, she has covered health, business, land use, neighborhoods and general news. Jocelyn has received recognition for her work from national, state and local press clubs, and the Weekly has been named best-in-state for several years. As editorial director, she guides Embarcadero Media's Peninsula newsrooms.
Raised in Palo Alto, Jocelyn once considered a career as a musician and worked in the nonprofit sector before finding her true calling as a journalist.
Every year, Friends for Youth matches 30 to 50 mentors with mentees. They commit to spending time together for at least six months and more than 85% of them do. Some continue on for years.
[Friday, November 19, 2021]
With hands lifted up and voices crying out, leaders of numerous Midpeninsula churches led a spiritual rally on Saturday outside Palo Alto City Hall to mark one year since the murder of George Floyd.
[Sunday, May 23, 2021]
If there were a prize given to the first Midpeninsula ZIP code to reach 100% vaccination, it may soon go to 94304, the Palo Alto Hills area where it appears most residents are fully or partially vaccinated.
[Thursday, May 20, 2021]
Interest is picking up in the Dumbarton Rail Corridor, a potential 18-mile public transit route that would connect Union City to Redwood City, with stops along the way in cities including East Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
[Wednesday, March 17, 2021]
SamTrans will host a virtual public meeting on Monday to discuss the Dumbarton Rail Corridor project, an effort local transit leaders hope could significantly relieve traffic jams on the Dumbarton Bridge.
[Sunday, March 14, 2021]
A community hub created through a partnership between the 49ers Academy and Ravenswood school district provides a safe environment where students participate in distance learning.
[Friday, November 20, 2020]