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.
Both the left and right engines and the propeller of the Cessna 310R that took off from the Palo Alto Airport on Feb. 17, 2010, and quickly crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood appeared to be working at the time of impact, according to a recently released National Transportation Safety Board report.
[Tuesday, October 11, 2011]
As a bagpiper's "Amazing Grace" pierced the cool morning air, about 150 Palo Altans gathered under oak trees at the Palo Alto Art Center Sunday to mark the passage of 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. flags -- 2,977 in total, representing the victims of 9/11 -- adorned the lawn along Embarcadero Road.
[Sunday, September 11, 2011]
The resignation Thursday of a California High-Speed Rail Authority executive, Jeffrey Barker, has led a Palo Alto watchdog group to renew its call for a "giant culture change" at the state rail agency.
[Saturday, July 30, 2011]
After 14 months and $3.2 million, Palo Alto's Downtown Library is re-opening July 16 with a host of new features, chief among them a community meeting room that can hold up to 60 people. ==B Photos and video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.== ==B Related material:==
■ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzp1k_UBZQ&feature=player_embedded Watch video]
■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=21733 Palo Alto's first public library]
■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=21734 Downtown details]
■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=21736 Rediscovering Downtown]
[Friday, July 8, 2011]
Opening the door to what they hope will be a new era for their 88-year-old organization, members of the Palo Alto Elks unveiled their 40,000- square-foot lodge at 4249 El Camino Real Saturday afternoon. The beige and gray structure south of Charleston Road -- dominated by an open grid-like design with corrugated-metal features and tinted windows -- stands in sharp contrast to the former, hulking, wood-paneled lodge, which dated back to 1942.
[Saturday, March 12, 2011]
With $500, Sarah Milo was able to buy a projector. Lisa Jordan purchased hands-on educational science supplies. Other teachers have taken their classes on field trips. A little apparently goes a long way when it's in the hands of the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation. ==B Video by Jocelyn Dong and Tyler Hanley/Palo Alto Online.==
[Friday, December 10, 2010]
At DreamCatchers, a weekly tutoring program held in Palo Alto, about 30 students not only get help with math, reading, social studies and other subjects -- they are schooled in how to become better lifelong learners. ==B Photos by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.==
[Monday, December 6, 2010]
In an effort to embrace the youth of Palo Alto, community groups this fall have launched weekly or monthly teen events. The activities are part of a concerted effort to provide youth with relaxing things to do on the weekends -- as well as new venues for them to connect with one another and with adults.
[Saturday, November 20, 2010]
Two years ago, nine candidates vied for three seats on the East Palo Alto City Council in the November election. Since then, the recession and other challenges have left the city of 33,900 in a state of limbo.
[Friday, October 22, 2010]
There was no bullwhip and no rakish fedora when Hollywood icon Harrison Ford came to Palo Alto Friday. Instead the actor and conservationist joined Pulitzer-prize-winning environmentalist Edward (E.O.) Wilson at the Garden Court Hotel to announce a new literary award.
[Friday, October 15, 2010]