A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.
• VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with ... Lisa Van Dusen interviews unique Palo Alto personalities in this one-on-one series.
Eric Rosenblum, member of Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission, joins Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Gennady Sheyner to discuss the city's affordable-housing crisis and the Comprehensive Plan update.
Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany discuss the significance of and reaction to a report on the school district's response to a student sexual-assault case in 2016.
On Sept. 18, 2017, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office and the Palo Alto Weekly co-hosted a forum on juvenile justice at Mitchell Park Community Center. The panel featured Elena Kadvany, education reporter for the Palo Alto Weekly; Jay Boyarsky, chief Assistant District Attorney for Santa Clara County; LaRon Dennis, supervising deputy district attorney for the county's Juvenile Justice Unit; and Nate Wandruff, an investigator with the District Attorney's Office.
Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with staff writers Sue Dremann, Gennady Sheyner and Associate Editor Linda Taaffe about what cities, shopping malls and businesses are doing to reinvent retail and attract customers in the age of e-commerce.
Former Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt joins Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong, reporter Gennady Sheyner and assistant editor Linda Taaffe to discuss the city's latest plans for separating railroad tracks from local streets.
Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and education writer Elena Kadvany discuss the school district's failure to reopen contract negotiations this spring, costing the district $6 million in unbudgeted raises and bonuses.
Weekly journalists Elena Kadvany, Gennady Sheyner and Linda Taaffe talk about Palo Alto's new agreement with the nonprofit Pets in Need and what it means for the future of the city's popular animal shelter.
Weekly journalists Elena Kadvany, Gennady Sheyner and Linda Taaffe discuss new developments in the federal investigation into how Palo Alto Unified School District has responded to cases of sexual misconduct, as well as a new survey that indicates that most instances of sexual harassment at the high schools go unreported.
Former principal ballerina Stephanie Herman rehearses "mother dance", one of the many dances she choreographed for her upcoming one-woman play, "Ballerina: A One-Woman Play" in which she tells the story her career and life lived through dance. The performance will be happening at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto on Aug. 30, 2017 at 8 p.m.
iSing Silicon Valley, a girls music education program that launched at First Baptist Church, perform "One Voice" by The Wailin' Jennys at the Palo Alto City Council's meeting on Aug. 14, 2017.
On this week's "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane discusses the local theater scene with Theater Critic Jeanie Smith and Pear Theatre Artistic Director Betsy Kruse Craig, including which shows are coming up in the next few months.
Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong, Gennady Sheyner and Linda Taaffe discuss Palo Alto's latest plans for managing waste and the city's gradual shift away from the type of waste-to-energy plant that Palo Alto residents lobbied for when they approved Measure E in 2011.
Anastasia Pavlyunchenkova, the No. 4 seed competing in the Bank of the West tennis tournament at Stanford University, is interviewed by members of the press in the leadup to her matches.
Monica Keys, the No. 3 seed competing in the Bank of the West tennis tournament at Stanford University, is interviewed by members of the press in the leadup to her matches.
Petra Kvitova, the No. 2 seed competing in the Bank of the West tennis tournament at Stanford University, is interviewed by members of the press in the leadup to her matches.
Gabriñe Muguruza, the No. 1 seed competing in the Bank of the West tennis tournament at Stanford University, is interviewed by members of the press in the leadup to her matches.
First Person host Lisa Van Dusen talks with Camilla Olson, a serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Savitude about her work in Silicon Valley and launching a company built on matching online shoppers with clothes tailored to individual body shapes.
Stephen Zoepf, executive director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford, joins Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong and Elena Kadvany for a discussion of the fast-moving changes in the automotive industry, including self-driving cars and how they could change the way we get around.
Flames coming from a garage fire near Oregon Avenue and Waverley Street on July 23, 2017 were about 25- to 30-feet-tall.
Black smoke from a garage fire that sparked near Oregon Avenue and Waverley Street was visible for blocks on the night of July 23, 2017.
Neighbors look on as a garage fire burns near Oregon Avenue and Waverley Street in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood on the night of July 23, 2017.
Weekly journalists Anna Medina, Gennady Sheyner and Linda Taaffe break down how code enforcement works in Palo Alto and discuss what the city is doing to strengthen it.
Editorial assistant Anna Medina leads a discussion about the abundance of different and fun ranger- and docent-led activities in local open space areas with reporter Sue Dremann and guests Kathleen Jones, a ranger at Palo Alto Parks and Open Space, and Renee Fitzsimons, program manager at the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The discussions range from fishing with rangers to boating, twilight hikes and moth and spider hunts.
Palo Alto City Council Members Tom DuBois and Lydia Kou join Weekly journalists Linda Taaffe and Gennady Sheyner to discuss La Comida's difficult quest to find a new home for its popular senior-nutrition program.
Gary and Jean Blackburn have spent the last 55 years of their lives together traveling the continental United States and beyond in their 32 foot Fleetwood Bounder RV. The Blackburns have traveled to 46 out of 48 lower U.S. states and all but two Canadian provinces.
Illegal fireworks were seen east of U.S. Highway 101, about two blocks north of University Avenue in East Palo Alto. The bright spectacles were hard to miss in East Palo Alto, where police responded to 173 calls for service, a majority of which were related to illegal fireworks, on July 4, 2017.
On this week's "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner visit the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, where they discuss the zoo's planned expansion with Executive Director John Aikin and meet an albino hedgehog and a bald eagle.
With Palo Alto preparing to overhaul the parking rules in downtown and California Avenue, Palo Alto Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong, Gennady Sheyner, Linda Taaffe and Shawna Chen discuss the city's plans and employees' reactions.
Dozens of recreational vehicles have recently occupied a stretch of El Camino Real. On this week's Behind the Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong, Linda Taaffe, Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner discuss the reasons for this phenomenon and the city's response.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, Palo Alto City Councilman Cory Wolbach joins Palo Alto Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner in discussing the city's effort to balance privacy with surveillance technology.
Castilleja School's proposal to redevelop its campus has divided the surrounding neighborhood. On this week's "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong, Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner discuss the plans for a garage, how distrust has grown between school-expansion supporters and opponents, how this situation compares to the 2013 debate over the Maybell Avenue project, and what happened at a neighborhood meeting this week.
Take a peak inside the new Peery Family Gym, a $41.6 million athletic complex totaling 91,765 square-feet at Palo Alto High School. The athletic center features a main gym which seats 1,640, a small gym which seats 250, it also has a weight room, cardio room, wresting room, dance studio, classrooms, trainer's room, and athletic director's office.
On this episode of Behind the Headlines, four high school student representatives to the Palo Alto Unified Board of Education join Palo Alto Weekly education reporter Elena Kadvany to talk about the recent issues facing the schools and the changes they would like to see happen in the school district.
Art installations "Murmur Wall", "Safe and Sound", "Sensory Garden", "Caustic Charm","sTREEtalk", and "The Ghost In The Machine" were some of the 8 art pieces featured in the code:ART exhibit in downtown Palo Alto running through June 3, 2017.
Dozens gathered at Embarcadero Road at El Camino Real on June 1, 2017 for a rally protesting President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, movie critic Peter Canavese joins the Weekly's Gennady Sheyner and Anna Medina for a discussion about this summer's coming attractions.
Weekly reporters Sue Dremann, Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner delve into the Palo Alto school district's response to multiple sexual-assault accusations against a student and discuss the $40.4 million deal that will preserve Buena Vista Mobile Home Park.
Gordon Moore accepts the 2017 Tall Tree Global Impact Award awarded to him and wife Betty Moore for their philanthropy funding scientific, environmental conservation and health projects and initiatives. Moore was presented the award by John Hennessy, former President of Stanford University and received the award in 2013.
This week's Behind The Headlines examines the planned Palo Alto History Museum through a conversation with Laura Bajuk, the museum's interim director, and Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and Associate Editor Linda Taaffe. The museum has been in development since 2000, and renovation of its future home (the original Palo Alto Medical Clinic building) is poised to begin soon at 300 Homer Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Visit paloaltohistorymuseum.org for more information.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, Robert Neff, chair of the Palo Alto Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, joins Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Gennady Sheyner to discuss the city's push to make local streets more bicycle-friendly.
Host Anna Medina talks with Alfonso Marquez Ramirez, Pastry Chef at Chez TJ, a Michelin Star rated restaurant in Mountain View, about tips and tricks for making ice cream at home. Marquez Ramirez shared his recipe for a vanilla ice cream base.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, reporter Elena Kadvany leads a discussion with Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and staff writer Sue Dremann looking back at the 10 years that Palo Alto's Opportunity Center has provided housing and services to homeless persons. The discussion then pivots to East Palo Alto's future development, where four large projects, including two massive office projects, could reshape the face of the city and the community it serves.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Rep. Anna Eshoo joins Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and staff writer Sue Dremann to discuss a variety of topics including: Airplane noise, Caltrain electrification, H-1B visas, undocumented immigrants, civil unrest, political climate in Washington, Russia's election interference and Eshoo's future.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann discuss parent concerns over a new sex education program at Palo Alto's three middle schools.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and reporter Gennady Sheyner delve into Palo Alto's new vision for parks with Community Services Department Director Rob de Geus and Assistant Director Kristen O'Kane.
More than 50 people gathered outside Amazon's future offices at 2100 University Ave. in East Palo Alto on Thursday March 30. Organized by Real Community Coalition, the group protested Amazon and Facebook policies they claim would lead to gentrification and criminalization. Video by Michelle Le/The Almanac.
Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and Reporter Gennady Sheyner discuss the latest news from City Hall, including the conclusion of the FPPC's investigation into Councilman Adrian Fine, the City Council's new direction on the Comprehensive Plan and the new Residential Preferential Parking program in Evergreen Park
The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra, also known as "TACO", rehearse the music of John Williams, playing excerpts of Williams' "Star Wars", "Jaws" and "Superman" themes.
On March 19, fire broke out in the 300 block of Seale Avenue in Palo Alto.
Firefighters enter the house and the owner arrives on the scene at 355 Seale Ave. in Palo Alto on March 19.
Firefighters mobilize to fight fire at 355 Seale Ave. in Palo Alto on March 19.
Home at 355 Seale Ave. in Palo Alto burns as initial fire fighters arrive on the scene on March 19.
On this week's "Behind the Headlines," reporters Sue Dremann, Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner join Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong for a discussion on FPPC's investigations into the campaigns of two Palo Alto council members and an East Palo Alto family's jarring experience with bounty hunters.
Howard Bulka, owner of Howie's Artisan Pizza in Palo Alto, joins Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Elena Kadvany to talk about what's driving a local labor shortage and the other economic challenges impacting Midpeninsula restaurants.
Gunn High School Principal Denise Herrmann joins Palo Alto Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong and Elena Kadvany to discuss the Palo Alto Unified School District's proposed framework for boosting students' social-emotional skills. Herrmann recently co-chaired the district's Social Emotional Learning Curriculum Committee.
Greer Stone, chair of Palo Alto's Human Relations Commission, joins reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner on "Behind the Headlines" to discuss the commission's renewed efforts to encourage tolerance and diversity in the community.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, school trustee Todd Collins joins Editor Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss the school district's response to an ongoing budget shortfall.
On this week's Behind The Headlines Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong is joined by staff reporters Gennady Sheyner and Elena Kadvany to discuss the changing political dynamics on the city council and concerns over technology and privacy in Palo Alto schools.
Palo Alto Councilman Tom DuBois joins journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner on Behind The Headlines to discuss the council's divisive debate over the Comprehensive Plan.
On this week's Behind the Headlines Mayor Greg Scharff joins Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and Reporter Gennady Sheyner to discuss the City Council's goals and priorities for the coming year.
On this week's "Behind the Headlines" webcast, Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann interview Ruth Patrick of WomenSV. Patrick is an advocate for domestic violence survivors of affluent abusers in Palo Alto, Los Altos and other local communities. She discusses the severe lack of emergency shelter for domestic violence victims in Palo Alto and northern Santa Clara County and victim's challenges.
On this week's news webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto University Chief Financial Officer June Klein joins Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Sue Dremann and Elena Kadvany to talk about an upcoming forum focused on educating and empowering local immigrants.
In this 8-minute podcast, Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns reflects on his 35-year law enforcement career with Palo Alto Weekly journalist Gennady Sheyner. Burns talks about racial profiling, his time on the SWAT team, surveillance and privacy, and how his mother wanted him to be a priest.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto school trustee Ken Dauber joins Editor Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss the implications of a draft agreement between the school district and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights on two sexual-harassment investigations.
On this week's webcast reporter Gennady Sheyner and editorial assistant Anna Medina talk with film critic Peter Canavese about his top ten favorite movies of 2016, as well as the duds and everything in between.
In this year-end edition of Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong hosts journalists Gennady Sheyner, Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann as they talk about the top issues of 2016 on their beats: housing afordability, the Brock Turner sexual assault trial and airplane noise.
Bradley Bain, a butcher at Gambrel & Co, a butcher shop in Redwood City, talks with Anna Medina about becoming a butcher, demonstrates how to butcher a lamb and talks about the best ways to prepare various cuts of the meat while sharing where our food comes from.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Crescent Park resident and traffic-calming activist John Guislin talks with Palo Alto Weekly EditorJocelyn Dong and Staff Writers Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner about the state of traffic congestion on Palo Alto's neighborhood streets.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee and Board of Education Trustee Ken Dauber join education reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss the results of a review of special-education services conducted by a Harvard University research team, as well as a significant update on how two federal Office for Civil Rights' investigations at Paly and Gunn high schools.
On Friday, Nov. 18, East Palo Alto high-school students held an "East Palo Alto takes a stand" protest in response to the election of Donald Trump.
On Friday, Nov. 18, East Palo Alto high-school students held a "East Palo Alto takes a stand" protest in response to the election of Donald Trump. Video courtesy Michelle Higgins.
On Friday, Nov. 18, East Palo Alto high-school students held an "East Palo Alto takes a stand" protest in response to the election of Donald Trump. In this video, East Palo Alto City Councilman reminds the crowd that East Palo Alto is a sanctuary city. Video courtesy Michelle Higgins.
On Friday, Nov. 18, East Palo Alto high-school students held an "East Palo Alto takes a stand" protest in response to the election of Donald Trump. Video courtesy Michelle Higgins.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, reporter Sue Dremann speaks with Palo Alto city arborist Dave Dockter and Canopy executive director Catherine Martineau about the health of Palo Alto's trees and how arborists study and determine whether to cut trees down.
Erin Gleeson, author of "The Forest Feast Gatherings: Simple Vegetarian Menus For Hosting Friends & Family" talks with host Anna Medina about her favorite appetizers to make for Thanksgiving and demonstrates how to make her butternut hummus and butternut hummus filled deviled eggs.
Singer and activist Joan Baez speaks to Palo Alto Weekly education reporter Elena Kadvany about her thoughts on President-Elect Donald Trump and attending a rally for unity and equality hosted by Palo Alto's high school students.
On Nov. 15, 2016, students from Palo Alto High School, Gunn High School and Castilleja School organized a walkout from their classes and held a rally at Lytton Plaza expressing a need for unity, equality and to take action. Video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.
On this week's episode of "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a roundtable discussion with education reporter Elena Kadvany and City Hall reporter Gennady Sheyner about the results of Tuesday's school board election.
In this week's episode of "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a roundtable discussion with City Hall reporter Gennady Sheyner and education reporter Elena Kadvany about the results of Tuesday's City Council election.
Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany discuss the Palo Alto school district's handling of the repeated bullying of a special-education middle-school student.
On this installment of Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and Staff Writers Sue Dremann and Elena Kadvany discuss the Oct. 27 Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals public meeting on recommendations to reduce aircraft noise. The Federal Aviation Administration launched its revamped NextGen program in Spring 2015 to streamline air traffic and modernize its system, but residents from many Midpeninsula communities including Palo Alto and surrounding cities and from the Santa Cruz mountains to Brisbane have experienced an intense increase in flights and jet noise. Conflicting views among residents in the region is causing mistrust and division, but there are also points of consensus.
On this installment of Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany discuss a debate over Palo Alto high schools' practices for reporting students' grade point averages (GPAs).
On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner discuss the recent cash contributions and political fissures in the Palo Alto City Council race and East Palo Alto's effort to address evictions from illegal dwellings. Video by Palo Alto Online.
On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines", Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner discuss the latest happenings in the City Council race and the brewing neighborhood controversies over Airbnb rentals. Video by Palo Alto Online.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Len Ely speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate John Fredrich speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Lydia Kou speaks during her endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Don McDougall speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Stewart Carl speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Liz Kniss speaks during her endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Adrian Fine speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Arthur Keller speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Greer Stone speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Greg Tanaka speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto weekly news staff.
On October 11, Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Christopher Walsh discusses charges against Palo Alto resident Jingyan Jin for the alleged killing of her sister-in-law, Jenny Shi, in the victim's Palo Alto home. Jin is being charged with first-degree murder for the July 7, 2016 stabbing death of Shi, a businesswoman, angel investor and acupuncturist.
On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines", editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann talk with donkey handler Inge Harding-Barlow about the history of the Barron Park donkeys in Bol Park, remembering Miner 49-er, a donkey that died this past week, and the community's affinity for the animals.
Palo Alto school board candidate Todd Collins speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto school board candidate Heidi Emberling speaks during her endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto school board candidate Jennifer DiBrienza speaks during her endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
Palo Alto school board candidate Melissa Baten Caswell speaks during her endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly news staff.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, Weekly editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Gennady Sheyner and Elena Kadvany delve into Palo Alto's election season by recapping the recent forums featuring candidates for the City Council and the Board of Education.
The five candidates for school board debate on Sept. 20, 2016, in a live broadcast from the Mitchell Park Community Center.
On this week's news webcast, Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss the reprieve for CinéArts, the closure of Keeble and Shuchat Photography, the city's review of Mark Zuckerberg's plans to replace four homes he owns and a proposal for a building with 60 small apartments on El Camino Real.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, a Sept. 11 survivor -- now living in Mountain View -- shares her story, and Palo Alto Weekly Editor talks about three commemorative community events that are planned for Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the attacks.
On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Elise DeMarzo, director of Palo Alto's public-art program, joins Weekly Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane and Reporter Gennady Sheyner for a discussion of the city's new art projects and the newly approved master plan for public art.
It's been 15 years since the 9/11 terrorists drove planes deep into the sides of New York City's Twin Towers, but for survivor Lori Schertzer Brody, the flashbacks are fresh: the sounds of the planes striking the buildings, the smoke and debris, the fear and pandemonium -- and running, always running. Now a Mountain View, California, resident, Brody is sharing her story so that people will remember the victims -- including her brother, Scott, who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with photographer Veronica Weber and reporter Gennady Sheyner about El Camino Real's forgotten treasures and ongoing transformation.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporters Gennady Sheyner and Elena Kadvany about Palo Alto's housing crisis and the upcoming City Council and school board elections.
On this week's Behind the Headlines staff writers Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann discuss the San Francisquito Creek flood protection project currently under way in East Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. Our guest is Len Materman, executive director of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, who discusses the current phase of the project and future upstream projects for Palo Alto.
On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Staff Writers Sue Dremann and Elena Kadvany discuss with guest Samina Faheem Sundas, a longtime grassroots advocate of developing friendships and understanding between Muslims and the greater community, the current U.S. political climate and the local Muslim community's reaction to presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, Sports Editor Rick Eymer and Associate Sports Editor Glenn Reeves discuss the upcoming Olympic in Rio and the local athletes that will be competing.
Players from the 2016 U.S. Olympic women's water polo team, Maggie Steffens, KK Clark and Kiley Neushul, share their thoughts on the national team's success during practice for the "Rumble to Rio" exhibition game at Stanford University on July 27, 2016, before heading to the summer games in Rio.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with guests Pastor Paul Bains of the Saint Samuel Church of God in Christ and Commander Jeff Liu of the East Palo Alto Police Department about local reaction to the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, the role of community policing, fear and support of law enforcement within minority communities, and the steps needed to bridge underlying tension.
Dominika Cibulkova, the No. 2 seeded player at the Bank of the West Classic, talks to the press about the upcoming Olympics in Rio, her career, being a newlywed, and her tournament schedule.
CoCo Vandeweghe, the fourth seeded tennis player at the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament, takes questions from the press about her upcoming tournaments and heading to the Olympics in Rio on the doubles team.
Venus Williams, ranked No. 1 at the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament taking place at Stanford University, talks with the press about her career and upcoming matches.
Johanna Konta, ranked No. 3 at the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament, takes questions from the press about her upcoming matches.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong hosts a reporters' roundtable with Elena Kadvany, Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner in which they talk about a preliminary report by the CDC analyzing the rates of youth suicides in Santa Clara County, proposed cuts to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus lines and predictions about who will run for Palo Alto City Council in November.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, editor-in-chief Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany speak with Michael Kirst, president of the California Board of Education about his long career in education and his work leading the state's Local Control Funding Formula and this thoughts on school district funding, academic standards, and education in California.
Stanford University's Olympic-qualifying swimmers and divers, Simone Manual, Lia Neal, Maya DiRado and Kristian Ipsen talk to fans and the press at the Avery Aquatics Center at Stanford on July 7, 2016.
On this week's webcast, Dan Nitzan, pyrotechnics expert and organizer of the Fourth of July fireworks show at Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheatre, joins Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann to talk about what goes into the annual Independence Day show.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Elena Kadvany discuss the process behind potential new elementary mathematics curricula and Castilleja School's plans for expansion.
The Palo Alto school board held an all-day retreat on Monday, June 13, to discuss a preliminary report on the district's special-education services, as well as an elementary mathematics pilot proposal, new data from the California Healthy Kids Survey and Palo Alto Reality Check survey, as well as the board's own governance practices, procedures and goals for the next school year.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen speaks during a press conference joined by Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci on June 22 about his proposed legislation which would exclude probation sentencing for cases of sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated person.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and community activist Winter Dellenbach joins Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and reporter Gennady Sheyner to discuss the latest developments in the effort to preserve the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park.
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian announces a partnership with the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County to come up with a fresh offer to purchase the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto. The Jisser family that owns the mobile-home park has been trying to close the park since 2012.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, Editor Jocelyn Dong talks with reporter Elena Kadvany about the worldwide attention to the Brock Turner trial and his six-month sentencing in a county jail, and with report Gennady Sheyner about the local election race for the 24th Assembly District seat and the presidential primary turnout.
Members from the Preparatory Orchestra ensemble of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) rehearse at the Cubberley Community Center as they prepare for 50th anniversary celebration concert.
VIDEO: Behind The Headlines: Palo Alto students speak out
On this week's "Behind the Headlines" webcast, four Palo Alto and Gunn high school students join education reporter Elena Kadvany to talk about their experiences with issues like student voice, engagement and mental health. The student-guests were Emma Cole, Paly's 2015-16 school-board representative; Grace Park, Gunn's 2015-16 school-board representative; David Tayeri, Paly's 2016-17 representative; and Ankit Ranjan, Gunn's 2016-17 representative.
Kato Reis, 97, talks about how her mother encouraged her to learn piano in her hometown of Budapest, Hungary, and how her rigorous education led to a lifelong love of music. She regularly plays pieces completely from memory.
VIDEO: Behind The Headlines: DA's fatal police shooting report & Cash flows into the Assembly race
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner about the Santa Clara County District Attorney's findings related to the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in Palo Alto, as well as the video of the 19-second confrontation. The three also talk about the influx of cash in the California State Assembly District 24 race.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, publisher Bill Johnson and reporter Elena Kadvany talk with PAUSD board President Heidi Emberling and Trustee Ken Dauber about the school board's new compensation agreement to raise teacher salaries by 12 percent over three years.
TC Lee, a father of a Gunn High School student who died by suicide in 2015, talks to a full crowd at First Christian Church in Palo Alto on Sunday, May 15, 2016, about mental health and his own path of recovery from loss and grief.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporter Sue Dremann and guest Geri Spieler about Palo Alto's volunteer Medical Reserve Corps of doctors, nurses and lay persons who will be on the front lines during a disaster.
VIDEO: Paly's New Performing Arts Center
Take a sneak peek at the new Performing Arts Center as Paly's choir, orchestra, jazz band and theater department break in the new theater.
State assembly candidate Vicki Veenker speaks during her endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong. Veenker is running for District 24.
State assembly candidate Marc Berman speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong and Almanac News Editor-in-Chief Richard Hine. Berman is running for District 24.
State assembly candidate Peter Ohtaki speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and Almanac News Editor-in-Chief Richard Hine. Ohtaki is running for District 24.
State assembly candidate John Inks speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson. Inks is running for District 24.
State assembly candidate Jay Cabrera speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong. Cabrera is running for District 24.
State assembly candidate Barry Chang speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong and Almanac News Editor-in-Chief Richard Hine. Chang is running for District 24.
State assembly candidate Mike Kasperzak speaks during his endorsement interview with Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong and Mountain View Voice Editor-in-Chief Andrea Gemmet. Kasperzak is running for District 24.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporter Elena Kadvany and guests Sally Kadifa and Rita Tetzlaff — parents in the school district who had a guest opinion published in this week's issue of Palo Alto Weekly — about class sizes at the secondary schools.
Pat Emslie, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto, accepts the 2016 Tall Tree award for the nonprofit's service work with multiple organizations around the Peninsula.
Richard "Dick" Peery accepts the Tall Tree award for Outstanding Professional in recognition of his career in real estate development and extensive philanthropy.
Olenka Villarreal accepts the Tall Tree award for Outstanding Citizen Volunteer for her work building the Magical Bridge Playground and founding the Magical Bridge Foundation.
Jeff Selzer, general manager of Palo Alto Bicycles, accepts the award for Outstanding Business at the 2016 Tall Tree Awards dinner on May 4, 2016.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto's Chief Transportation Official, Joshuah Mello, joins Palo Alto Weekly reporters Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann to discuss the city's transportation challenges and potential solutions.
On this week's Behind The Headlines Palo Alto Editor Jocelyn Dong sits down with reporter Gennady Sheyner and photographer Veronica Weber to talk about the taxi business in the age of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft and the possible ban on two story homes in the Royal Manor neighborhood of Palo Alto.
VIDEO: Behind The Headlines: Palo Alto considers full-day kindergarten
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee, Chief Academic Officer PK-5 Barbara Harris and Director of Academic Supports Judy Argumedo join Palo Alto Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong and Education Reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss the school district's possible shift to a full-day kindergarten model.
On this week's Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter and panel regular Gennady Sheyner are joined by Kate Bradshaw, staff writer from the Almanac, and Mark Noack, staff writer from the Mountain View Voice, to discuss the candidates running for the California State Assembly District 24 seat being vacated by Assemblyman Rich Gordon.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann talk with Fred Balin about the concerns of trichloroethylene (TCE) levels that have been found in the College Terrace neighborhood and at the site of future housing being proposed by Stanford University.
Take a sneak peek at the upcoming performance of "Bolero Silicon Valley" performed by community dancers from Keigwin + Company at the Bing Concert Hall as dancers rehearse on March 29, 2016.
VIDEO: Behind The Headlines: Inside the Brock Turner trial
On this week's episode of Behind The Headlines, Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong speaks with reporters Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann about the progress of the Brock Turner trial, involving a former Stanford University student accused of sexual assaulting another student.
Jeff Dean, Senior Fellow at Google Research, talks with Lisa Van Dusen about deep neural networks, detecting cats and dabbling -- scientifically, that is.
On this week's Behind The Headlines Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner discuss proposals to alleviate some of the traffic congestion and options for new housing units around the city.
Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Elena Kadvany sit down with Steven Adelsheim -- the director of the Stanford University of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing -- to discuss Palo Alto schools' efforts to address youth mental health, as well as current programs. Adelsheim is also a professor and director of community partnerships for the psychiatry department.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: Renaming movement, Addison Donation, Office Cap
Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner discuss ongoing local issues including a movement to rename Jordan Middle School and other Palo Alto schools, a significant anonymous donation to renovate facilities at Addison Elementary School, and the upcoming deadline for the city's office cap.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: "State of the City" with Mayor Pat Burt
Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and reporter Gennady Sheyner catch up with City of Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt following his "State of the City" speech on Wednesday night.
VIDEO: Assembly District 24 Candidate Forum
Assembly District 24 Candidates Marc Berman, Barry Chang, Vicki Veenker, Mike Kasperzak and Josh Becker discuss their positions on a range of topics from High Speed Rail to early childhood education to legalization of marijuana during a forum hosted by the Peninsula Democratic Coalition which was moderated by state Sen. Jerry Hill on February 21, 2016.
The Stanford University Department of Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS) sings "Oh, It's a Lovely War" while rehearsing the musical "Oh, It's a Lovely War" at the Pigott Theater.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: Bridging the gap -- Understanding Palo Alto's Chinese community
Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann are joined by guests Debra Cen and Jieming Robinson to discuss the Chinese immigrant experience and the upcoming Chinese New Year Celebration at the Mitchell Park Community Center on Sunday.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: Growing Up Undocumented
On this week's Behind the Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Elena Kadvany talk to guest Irving Rodriguez, a student at Stanford University about his experiences growing up undocumented, immigration policy and the current educational opportunities available to young people in similar situations.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: Talking Sustainability with Gil Friend
On this week's Behind the Headlines editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with guest Gil Friend, chief sustainability officer of Palo Alto and reporters Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann about Palo Alto's goals to reduce carbon emissions and promote alternative modes of transportation.
VIDEO: Q&A with Dana Fox
Palo Alto Weekly film critic Peter Canavese talks with Dana Fox, co-screenwriter and producer of the new film, "How to Be Single," starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: Secondary dwelling units, New school proposal
On this week's Behind the Headlines, publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Gennady Sheyner and Elena Kadvany about the city's ongoing discussions to increase secondary units to increase housing and the recent Palo Alto Unified School District retreat.
VIDEO: 2016 School Board Retreat
On January 21, 2016 The school PAUSD board discussed self-governance issues and went over progress made so far this year on the district's annual focused goals, with some staff in attendance during their annual retreat.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: Stanford University and Sexual Assault, Prepping for the Super Bowl
On this week's Behind the Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporter Elena Kadvany on her cover story investigating how Stanford University responded to 4 students' allegations of sexual and physical assault by another student and how the university disciplines sexual assault offenders, as well as a discussion with reporter Sue Dremann about how Silicon Valley and Palo Alto are gearing up for the incoming crowds for Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: Stanford Research Park, Crisis Training for Police
On this week's Behind the Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporters Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann regarding the ongoing development of Stanford Research Park and the current training programs for police officers concerning encounters with individuals suffering from mental illness or crises.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: Mayoral Election and Palo Alto Police Shooting
On this week's Behind the Headlines, editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporters Gennady Sheyner, Sue Dremann and publisher Bill Johnson about the recent election of Pat Burt and Greg Scharff to mayor and vice mayor and the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man on December 25, 2015.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: The Year's Best and Worst Movies
On this special edition of Behind the Headlines, reporter Gennady Sheyner talks with the Weekly's film critic, Peter Canavese, as he shares his thoughts on some of the top movies of 2015, as well as the worst, and some of the current themes and trends of cinema in 2015.
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines: 2015 Year in Review
On this week's Behind the Headlines, publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Gennady Sheyner and Elena Kadvany about the top stories of 2015 and what's ahead for 2016.
For our year in review, we pulled together images in the past year that captured moments and news in Palo Alto.
On this week's Behind the Headlines, Kenneth Dueker, director of Palo Alto's Emergency Operations Center, discusses the capabilities and technology of the city's emergency center for police, the fire department, and other emergency personnel to use in the event of a wide range of potential disasters as well as everyday civic monitoring. Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner joined Dueker for the discussion.
Kenneth Dueker, director of the Emergency Operations Center in Palo Alto, leads a tour with reporter Gennady Sheyner around the city's emergency hub.
Julie Lowe, artistic associate and ballet mistress of Menlowe Ballet discusses the company's winter program, "It's A Wonderful Nutcracker," a new show that combines elements of "It's A Wonderful Life" and "The Nutcracker" which premieres this December.
Editor Jocelyn Dong leads the discussion with reporters Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner and Publisher Bill Johnson about a district committee and the superintendent's involvement in a new-school application and the ongoing debate surrounding groundwater pumping and housing construction.
Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with Publisher Bill Johnson and reporters Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann about a lawsuit filed by the owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park against the city and new plans to build a public safety center in the California Avenue business district.
The drag queens of "Game of Hearts" semimonthly variety show at the King of Clubs bar in Mountain View talk about being performers and why they like to dress in drag.
Palo Alto Fire Chief Eric Nickel joins Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong, Digital Editor My Nguyen and reporter Sue Dremann to discuss changes in the Palo Alto Fire Department.
Esther Wojcicki, also known as "Woj", talks with Lisa Van Dusen from the new Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center about writing for a real audience, blended learning and mastery learning.
Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporters Gennady Sheyner and Elena Kadvany about the proposal to build a new east-west bike path in Midtown, and the experience of Palo Alto transgender students and their families.
Palo Alto Weekly editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporters Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann about a recent survey which revealed that 1 in 3 women at Stanford have experienced sexual misconduct, and discuss one student's efforts to pave and light a path on campus used by many students as a shortcut between residences and fraternities.
Stanford student Alexis Kallen talks about "Scary Path."
Palo Alto City Mayor Karen Holman joins the Palo Alto Weekly's Behind the Headlines webcast to talk about the recent voting by the council to protect independent retailers and cap office space development.
Palo Alto City Councilman Tom DuBois joins the Palo Alto Weekly's Behind the Headlines webcast to talk about a proposed county transportation tax and a long-discussed plan to expand ultra-high-speed Internet service via a fiber-optic network to all Palo Alto residents.
A wrecking ball (OK, technically a digger) hit 86 years of memories at 7 a.m. today when the demolition of Palo Alto High School's beloved gym began.
Palo Alto Weekly reporter Gennady Sheyner interviews Daren Anderson, manger of Open Space, Parks and Golf Division in the City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department.
Palo Alto Weekly editor-in-chief Jocelyn Dong leads a panel discussion with reporters Gennady Sheyner and Elena Kadvany and publisher Bill Johnson regarding police conduct on school campuses following an incident at Jordan Middle School and the situation around the new parkland in Foothills Park.
Palo Alto Weekly reporter Sue Dremann leads a discussion with arts and entertainment editor Elizabeth Schwyzer about the many fine art, music, theater, talk and film events happening this Fall.
Palo Alto City Councilman Tom DuBois joins the Palo Alto Weekly's Behind the Headlines webcast to talk about a proposed county transportation tax and a long-discussed plan to expand ultra-high-speed Internet service via a fiber-optic network to all Palo Alto residents.
Palo Alto Weekly editor-in-chief Jocelyn Dong leads a panel discussion with reporters Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann and publisher Bill Johnson regarding Palo Alto's recent decision to raise the minimum wage as well as the current efforts of local organizations to curb low-flying commercial airlines.
The Palo Alto school board held a retreat on Friday, Aug. 21, to discuss its new annual focused goals, roadblocks, future agendas and more for the upcoming school year.
Palo Alto Weekly Arts & Entertainment Editor Elizabeth Schwyzer and Education Reporter Elena Kadvany speak with the organizers of this year's Mobile Digital Art and Creativity Summit: Caroline Mustard and Sumit Vishwakarma.
Palo Alto Weekly movie critic Peter Canavese talks to actress Parker Posey about her role in the new Woody Allen film, "Irrational Man."
This mini documentary reveals 3 stories of people who have been impacted by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - a little known disease that affects roughly 836,000-2.5 million people in the U.S. and receives little research funding. They share emotions of treating loved ones with the disease, their frustrations of being ignoring by members of society and the healthcare industry and express hopes of treatment and research.
Pastor Kaloma Smith of University AME Zion Church in Palo Alto led a vigil service for the 9 victims killed in a mass shooting at the historically African-American Emanuel American Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina.
After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat, drafting a list of new goals for the upcoming school year.
During the first day of an annual retreat on Tuesday, the Palo Alto school board and Superintendent Max McGee took a rare look inward at how the board itself operates – and how it can better do so.
Peter Canavese of the Palo Alto Weekly and Groucho Reviews talks with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the director of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Peter Canavese of the Palo Alto Weekly and Groucho Reviews talks to the cast of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke.
Members of the Open Floor Movement community dance group talk about the group's mission to create a place of openness and acceptance and the freedom to move one's body as they wish.
Fran Codispoti, the 2015 Tall Tree Award Outstanding Citizen recipient accepts her award during an awards dinner on April 21, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Palo Alto.
Joan Opp, the President and CEO of Stanford Federal Credit Union accepts the 2015 Tall Tree Award for Outstanding Business during a dinner at the Crown Plaza Palo Alto on April 21, 2015.
Adam Stern, the executive director of Acterra accepts the 2015 Tall Tree Award for Outstanding Nonprofit during dinner at the Crown Plaza Palo Alto on April 21, 2015.
Sharon Keplinger, the 2015 Tall Tree Award recipient for Outstanding Professional accepts her award during a dinner at the Crown Plaza Palo Alto on April 21, 2015.
Mel Day, an interdisciplinary artist with a studio at Cubberley Community Center, talks about two of her latest works in progress: "Cloud of Unknowing" - a multimedia piece incorporating projections onto images of spiritual texts, and an audio piece recorded from Welsh mass singers.
The Magical Bridge Playground in Mitchell Park;, a park specifically designed for children and adults with special needs and disabilities, officially opened April 18, 2015, during the grand opening celebration.
On the second day of hearings regarding the relocation package being offered to Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents, the city council questions attorneys representing the residents and property owners.
Residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park ask the Palo Alto City Council to reject the property owner's relocation payment package and talk about what will happen to them if the park closes during a hearing in which the council heard both sides argue their case on April 13, 2015.
Attorneys representing the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park and the property owner rebut each other's previous arguments from the prior day, and an appraisal expert presents his findings.
Nadia Aziz and fellow attorneys representing the Buena Vista Residents Association, argue that the property owner's relocation payment offering is not sufficient during a public hearing at City Hall on April 13, 2015.
Margaret Nanda, attorney for the Jisser family which owns the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, argues that the family's relocation payment is sufficient during the appeals hearing before the Palo Alto City Council on April 13, 2015.
A pair of gray foxes walk around their surroundings at the Palo Alto Baylands in March 2015.
Sean Maloney, former Executive Vice President of Intel and stroke survivor, talks about his recovery and training for his upcoming cross country bike ride which he will use to raise awareness for stroke and heart attack prevention awareness.
With a cloud of uncertainty looming over their homes, residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park and hundreds of their supporters rallied at City Hall on Monday to express support for the park's preservation and to thank Palo Alto officials for recent contributions to that cause.
Emily Liberatore and fellow Gunn High School cast rehearse the song "Blow Gabriel Blow" from the musical "Anything Goes" on March 3, 2015.
Students from Palo Alto High School rehearse "Fancy Dress" from their production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on March 5, 2015.
Amidst Palo Alto's ongoing community conversation about youth health and well-being — one that so often cries out for the youth voice — a room full of parents, students, school administrators, city leaders and community members gathered Sunday, March 1, to hear just that.
The Talisman a cappella group at Stanford University rehearse "Oh Freedom!" for their upcoming 25th anniversary concert.
The Stanford Fleet Street Singers perform "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" outside of the Stanford University bookstore during a joint afternoon concert with fellow a cappella groups for students and friends.
1400 people came out to San Jose's Diridon Station on January 19, 2015 to ride the final "Freedom Train" up to San Francisco. For over 30 years, the train ride commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, featured singing and speeches and a chance for the community to honor his work.
The Palo Alto Weekly pulled together images from 2014 that captured news and moments in Palo Alto.
Palo Alto school district Superintendent Glenn "Max" McGee was the featured speaker at the winter luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto on Dec. 5, 2014.
Western Ballet artistic director Alexi Zubiria and artistic director assistant Alison Share talk about their life's work teaching classical ballet to students and preserving the art form throughout the generations as they practice for their annual Nutcracker performance.
The Palo Alto Unified School District's board policy review committee (BPRC) meets on Nov. 12, 2014, to discuss expanding its conflict-of-interest policy.
tanford students and community members marched from the university to City Hall on Nov. 25, 2014 in protest of a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. They spoke out about racial tensions, injustices and what they feel needs to change in the nation.
Students from Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto share why they joined the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League and how debating has given them confidence and established teamwork.
Lucy Blake, President of the Northern Sierra Partnership, conservation leader, sustainability advocate, and rancher, talks with Lisa Van Dusen about her work as a wrangler.
Summer and all its bounty has officially come to an end, but don't let that dampen your spirits. The new season brings not only fall foliage, but an abundance of apples, ginger, pears and cinnamon -- many of which can be found in fall cocktails packed with color, flavor and spice. Establishments in Palo Alto are celebrating sweater weather by crafting new drink menus featuring a variety of autumn-appropriate cocktails.
The City of Palo Alto took local media on a guided tour Thursday of the new 56,332-square-foot Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, a project whose opening has been anticipated for two-and-a-half years.
Gina Dalma has repeated throughout the campaign that a culture of complacency is one of the Palo Alto Unified School District's greatest weaknesses, impeding its progress on the achievement gap, innovation and evaluation -- three of her main priorities.
Catherine Crystal Foster has said she has developed the kind of thinking, understanding and expertise required of a school board member through her "life's work," 20 years of working at both the policy level and on the ground on education and youth issues.
Though candidate Terry Godfrey has volunteered hours of her time in schools as president of both the Palo Alto Council of PTAs and Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), it is her professional background in finance and human resources that she thinks sets her apart from the other candidates.
Ken Dauber has said he's being specific in his campaign commitments for a reason -- so that if elected, he'll have the weight of the voters behind his main goals for the district.
As the only non-parent candidate and product of the Palo Alto Unified School District, Jay Cabrera has billed himself as a board outsider who brings a fresh, alternative perspective to the issues facing the district.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Lydia Kou speaks during her endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly.
Palo Alto city council member Greg Scharff speaks during his endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly as he is running for re-election.
Palo Alto city council member Karen Holman speaks during her endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly as she is running for re-election.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Eric Filseth speaks during his endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Seelam Reddy speaks during his endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly.
Palo Alto City Council candidate John Fredrich speaks during his endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly.
Palo Alto City Council candidate A.C. Johnston speaks during his endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Cory Wolbach speaks during his endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly.
Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd speaks during her endorsement interview with the Palo Alto Weekly as she is running for re-election.
Bob Wenzlau, pioneer recycler and compost champion is now focused on what's under our workplaces, schools and homes that is known to be harmful to our health. Through his Palo Alto-based environmental information company, Terradex.
The five candidates for school board face off in a debate sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Online and the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. The debate was held at the JCC and was moderated by Santa Clara County Supervisor and former Palo Alto school board member Joe Simitian.
Sequoia High School students and staff were treated to a special visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2014. Sequoia junior and former Facebook intern Rosie Valencia interviewed Zuckerberg about the importance of science, engineering and math education as well as why technology is important for students.
Live In Peace, a non-profit aiming to create a culture of non-violence and peace in East Palo Alto runs a music academy for teens and young adults. The program's students and founders talk about the program and music they create.
As part of her residency at the Palo Alto Art Center, Cristina Velazquez is repurposing discarded VHS videos by knitting the tape into swaths of fabric.
On August 19, 2014, over 450 volunteers from Coupons.com, KaBOOM! and East Palo Alto came out to Bell Street Park to build the park's new playground and family seating areas during the one day build event. Cynthia Bojorquez, community programs manager for the City of East Palo Alto and East Palo Alto residents talk about the new park and what it will bring to the community. Video by Veronica Weber.
Alan Eagleton, a competitive archer who has lived in the Bay Area for much of his life, often drives to Kings Mountain Archers in Woodside to shoot his bow. Beneath the tree canopy, Eagleton shares his story between shooting arrows at paper targets dozens of yards below.
Lisa Van Dusen talks with Shilpa Yarlagadda, a 2014 graduate of Gunn High School in Palo Alto and founder of Club Academia, a video tutorial website that promotes "education of the students, by the students and for the students."
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times senior writer and author John Markoff talks with Lisa Van Dusen about growing up in Palo Alto, covering Silicon Valley for more than 30 years and his current interest in artificial intelligence and robotics -- the "next big thing."
Video: 35th annual Tall Tree Awards
Watch the recipients of the 2014 Tall Tree Awards speak at a dinner on Wednesday, April 9: Volunteer Cathy Kroymann, selected as "Outstanding Citizen Volunteer"; Police Chief Dennis Burns, "Outstanding Professional/Business Person," Sheraton-Westin Hotels for "Outstanding Business" and Palo Alto Community Child Care for "Outstanding Nonprofit."
Alumni, coaches, athletes and community members memorialize Palo Alto High School's 85-year-old gym, scheduled to meet the wrecking ball in summer 2014. Read about sports highlights throughout the years, the gym's parallel history as a venue for non-athletic events, historic and current photographs, audio clips of graduates' memories, a timeline detailing the gym's history and more.
Palo Alto High School alumni share some of their fondest high school memories and bid the 85-year-old gym farewell as the school makes way for a new athletic center.
Music therapist Spencer Hardy sings playful songs filled with humor and movement every week for students with special needs at Juana Briones Elementary School. The music therapy helps them with motor movement, vocalization, and social interaction.
John Lehman, of the nonprofit Senior New Ways, brings his "Vintage Music Therapy" program to BridgePoint in Los Altos. Twice a week the seniors listen to selected songs from the 1920s - '50s and take a "reminiscing journey."
Seventy elementary school students from China took a tour of Ohlone Elementary School in Palo Alto on Jan. 22, 2014. The students visited the school's farm, attended classes with their American hosts and shared songs.
Elton Sherwin, former cleantech venture capitalist turned climate-change entrepreneur, talks with Lisa Van Dusen about his efforts to hunt down the most practical ways to make the planet "net zero" in carbon emissions by mid-century.
Homecoming of Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman, who had been held for six weeks by North Korean authorities on charges of war crimes.
Lisa Van Dusen interviews East Palo Alto farmer David Winsberg, a self-described "land steward" who started Happy Quail Farms.
Ralph Britton, president of the Palo Alto Airport Association, takes the Palo Alto Weekly in a flight over Palo Alto during Airport Day on Sunday, Sept. 29. It may have been the last Airport Day while under Santa Clara County's control. The City of Palo Alto plans to take the reins late next year.
Palo Alto Online was on the scene of a three-alarm house fire on Colonial Lane in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood.
Pro basketball player Jeremy Lin stopped by the new basketball court at the Mitchell Park Community Center to initiate the new court and play a little one-on-one with the mayor as well as a group of students from JLS Middle School.
Three times a week, advanced art students at Palo Alto High School take to an outdoor glassblowing studio to craft everything from cups and vases to miniature pumpkins and snails. It's part classroom, part professional setup — and for kids, it's a chance to practice teamwork while they make art.
VIDEO: A "Dream" Celebration
On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, thousands of people came out to Palo Alto's "Let Freedom Ring" celebration at City Hall to commemorate the historic event. The program included remarks by Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, Dolores Huerta, the co-founder of United Farm Workers and civil activist, and musical performances by Kim Nalley, the SCU Gospel Choir and Americano Social Club.
On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, thousands of people came out to Palo Alto's "Let Freedom Ring" celebration at City Hall to commemorate the historic event. The program included remarks by Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, Dolores Huerta, the co-founder of United Farm Workers and civil activist, and musical performances by Kim Nalley, the SCU Gospel Choir and Americano Social Club.
Clarence Jones, legal counsel and adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr. who drafted the "I Have a Dream" speech for King, talks about the significance of the March on Washington, King's work, the civil rights movement, and how King would think of the nation today. Jones talks candidly about race and poverty 50 years later.
The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple hosted its annual Obon Festival on the weekend of August 3. The event included cultural food, song and dance from all over the local community.
Lisa Van Dusen interviews unique Palo Alto personalities in this one-on-one series.
A Cal Tech graduate and MacArthur fellow who comes from "a game-playing family," Benetech CEO Jim Fruchterman shares how he applies Silicon Valley's existing technology to meet humanity's needs that the traditional marketplace fails to address.
More than 45 musician and dancing groups performed music from all over the world in downtown Palo Alto on June 16, 2013 for the 5th annual Palo Alto World Music Day.
Musicians of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra share their current experimental works, reflect on the interactions of humans and technology, and talk about the process of creating music purely from code.
Young musicians Remi Wolf and Chloe Zilliac perform their original song, "Underwater" at the Riekes Center for Human Enhancement in Menlo Park. Posted March 20, 2013)
More than 330 pairs of shoes were placed in front of Palo Alto City Hall on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in remembrance of the men and women killed in action during the Iraq War during a special program which honored the fallen and the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the war. (Posted March 17, 2013)
Steve Cousins, President and CEO of Willow Garage and Kenneth Salisbury, Robotics professor at Stanford University, talk about the recent strides in robotic technology and the future of personal robots. (Published March 15, 2013)
Meet wrestlers Cadence Lee, Jessica Sun, Grace Robinson, Ziwew Peng and Alexa Austin, all girls on the Gunn and Palo Alto High School wrestling teams, as they share their experiences on the mat and the future of girls in the sport. ==I(Posted Feb. 22, 2013)==
Barron Park residents welcomed the Year of the Snake with a Lunar New Year Celebration at Barron Park Elementary School on February 8, 2013. The event featured a dance performance by the White Lion Dance Troupe. (Posted Feb. 12, 2013)
Highlights from a special graveside memorial service held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park to honor former Palo Alto Police Officer Lester Cole, a reserve officer who died in the line of in 1969. (Posted Feb. 1, 2013)
Highlights from the semi-finals of the "Youth of the Year" speech competition held at the Moldaw-Zaffaroni East Palo Alto Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. (Posted Jan. 31, 2013)
Musicians Valerie Capers (on piano) and John Robinson III (bass), perform Bobby Timmons "Moanin" on a recent evening in anticipation of an upcoming benefit concert for Eastside College Preparatory School. (Posted Jan. 25, 2013)
About 900 volunteers of all ages participated in Mitzvah Day Monday, Jan. 21, a day of volunteering activities for families to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Jewish day of service. (Posted Jan. 22, 2013)
Scott Sagan, nuclear disarmament expert, Senior Fellow at CISAC and Stanford professor of political science, talks with Lisa Van Dusen about his life-long career in academic research, teaching and policy devoted to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation. (Posted Jan. 20, 2013)
Stanford grad Jonathan Strange talks to Lisa Van Dusen about what it takes to be the Stanford Tree, mascot of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. (Posted Dec. 31, 2012)
Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park host a Posada for their surrounding neighborhood. The event is filled with music, food and a candle-lit procession re-creating Mary and Joseph's search for lodging in Bethlehem. (Posted Dec. 21, 2012)
Five monks from the Drepung Loseling Phykhang Monastery in India spent Nov. 9-11 at Be Yoga in Palo Alto crafting a colorful sand mandala, which in Sanskrit means "world in harmony." (Posted Nov. 16, 2012)
Veterans Herm Shapiro and Leland Felton, who served in World War II, talk about their experiences in the U.S. Army 106th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Medical Corps during the "last real war." (Posted Nov. 9, 2012)
Highlights from the Oct. 6 grand reopening of the Palo Alto Art Center. (Posted Oct. 9, 2012)
Angela Buenning Filo, Palo Alto-based photographer and creator of the "Palo Alto Forest Project," speaks with Lisa Van Dusen about her community-activated photo installation, part of the Palo Alto Art Center's grand reopening exhibition. (Posted Oct. 4, 2012)
Highlights from the 2012 Palo Alto Black & White Ball, which featured a "Vintage Las Vegas" theme. (Posted Oct. 1, 2012)
A massive crowd gathered on the tarmac at Moffett Federal Airfield Sept. 21 to watch the historic last flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour as it was ferried to a museum in Los Angeles. (Posted Sept. 21, 2012)
Artists demonstrate their Italian-street-painting skills in downtown during the 31st annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. (Posted Aug. 28, 2012)
Tiki carver Tualau Tauheluhelu brings tradition and skills to Tongan men in East Palo Alto. (Posted Aug. 3, 2012)
Ben Lee, the U.S. Olympic Badminton coach and Palo Alto Police Department Patrol Officer, talks with Lisa Van Dusen before heading to London for the 2012 Olympic Games. (Posted July 29, 2012)
Highlights from the Grand Opening of the EcoCenter, the new Baylands-based headquarters of the 40-year-old nonprofit Environmental Volunteers. (Posted July 24, 2012)
Highlights from the 20th annual Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival July 15, 2012, at Rinconada Park. (Posted July 16, 2012)
Highlights from the 31st Annual Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-Off held July 4, 2012, at Mitchell Park. (Posted July 5, 2012)
Dan Nitzan and Jeff Hoover of Pyrotechnic Spectaculars talk about the thrill of their work putting on firework shows for the Fourth of July at Shoreline Amphitheatre every year. (Posted July 2, 2012)
More than 100 dog owners and volunteers showed up at Mitchell Park on Sunday, June 24, for a community dog walk and fundraiser held by the Silicon Valley chapter of One Brick. (Posted June 27, 2012)
Some 300 vintage and collectible cars were on exhibit at the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance auto show June 24 at Stanford. (Posted June 26, 2012)
Nicola Schmidt and Elle Billman, two girls on the Santa Clara Aquamaids ages 13-15 Nationals team, talk about their love of synchronized swimming and how the sport is far tougher than it looks. (Posted June 22, 2012)
Highlights from the June 17, 2012, World Music Day in downtown Palo Alto. (Posted June 19, 2012)
Andrew Luck, the NFL's top draft pick from 2012 and Stanford's graduating star quarterback, talks about starting his career as a professional football player with the Indianapolis Colts and reflects on his time at Stanford in this exclusive one-on-one interview. (Posted June 15, 2012)
Highlights from the 41st Annual Stanford Powwow celebrating Native-American art, culture and tradition. (Posted May 14, 2012)
Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways to volunteer throughout the Bay Area. This third segment focuses on the Teen Arts Council. (Posted May 8, 2012)
Highlights from the 90th annual Palo Alto May Fete Parade. (Posted May 5, 2012)
Phil Jaber, founder of Philz Coffee talks with Lisa Van Dusen -- over a cup of coffee -- at his downtown Palo Alto coffee shop at Forest Avenue and Alma Street. (Posted April 15, 2012)
Michele Raffin, founder and director of Pandemonium Aviaries, talks about conservation and her efforts to save rare bird species one bird at a time. (Posted April 13, 2012)
Highlights from the 2012 Palo Alto Tall Tree Awards, held April 11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Recipients were Whole Foods Market, Foundation for a College Education, John Barton and Alison Cormack. (Posted April 12, 2012)
Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways to volunteer throughout the Bay Area. The second segment focuses on the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP). (Posted April 4, 2012)
Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways to volunteer throughout the Bay Area. The first segment focuses on The Special Needs Archery Program (S.N.A.P). (Posted March 16, 2012)
Linda Williams, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM), discusses the challenges of leading the nation's largest Planned Parenthood affiliate. (Posted March 11, 2012)
Children and their parents descend on the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo for Family Science Night. (Posted March 9, 2012)
Henry and Rochelle Ford, who met as teenagers in the 1950s, talk about their marriage of 52 years, and the instances of prejudice they have faced as an interracial couple over the years. (Posted March 2, 2012)
Mary Lynn Fitton, founder of The Art of Yoga Project, discusses her work helping teen girls in the criminal justice system develop self-control and self-esteem through yoga and the creative arts. (Posted Feb. 26, 2012)
Artist and designer Neal Ormond creates flamethrowers, armored vehicles and other unique creations in his back yard. (Posted Feb. 25, 2012)
In celebration of Valentine's Day, longtime married couple Daniel and Rosanne Leeson talk about how they first met, love and relationships, and share their secrets to 52 years of a successful marriage. (Posted Feb. 14, 2012)
Jade Chamness, founder of Break Through the Static, talks about the Jan. 28 bonfire hosted in Palo Alto and the organization's aspirations to create a peer-to-peer support network for local teens who have experienced a loss to suicide and mental health issues. Posted Feb. 1, 2012)
World War II veteran Carl Clark, 95, of Menlo Park receives the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with the Combat Distinguishing Device during a ceremony at Moffett Field. (Posted Jan. 18, 2012)
Highlights from the "Day of Service" celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto Jan. 16. (Posted Jan. 17, 2012)
NBA point guard Jeremy Lin, a graduate of Palo Alto High School (Class of 2006) and Harvard University (Class of 2010), reflects on his Palo Alto basketball roots, his experiences as a trailblazing Asian and Ivy League player in the NBA, and his dreams for the future. (Dec. 19, 2011)
David Gerard, a magician and mentalist, performs a few tricks from his show to passers-by on University Avenue. (Posted Dec. 9, 2011)
An interview with former former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry. (Posted Nov. 10, 2011)
Members of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center lead an "Occupy Palo Alto" event at King Plaza in front of Palo Alto City Hall. (Posted Nov. 6, 2011)
Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., discusses her wide-ranging research and teaching. (Posted Oct. 30, 2011)
Dennis McClellan, store director of Piazza's Fine Foods, talks about his pride and joy -- a 212 pound pumpkin he grew. (Posted Oct. 28, 2011)
This video about proposed changes to Palo Alto's California Avenue was produced by Palo Alto resident Roland Vogl -- a graduate of the Citizen Journalist Academy -- as part of a collaboration between Palo Alto Online and the Midpeninsula Community Media Center. (Posted Oct. 26, 2011)
Ronny Hamed, a recent graduate of Palo Alto Online's Citizen Video Journalist Academy, produced this video about the 14th United Nations Association Film Festival. (Posted Oct. 21, 2011)
Highlights from a special groundbreaking ceremony at El Camino Park as work begins on a 2.5 million emergency water reservoir. (Posted Oct. 18, 2011)
Matt Severson, a 2007 Palo Alto High School graduate, talks about his involvement with The School Fund, among other issues. (Posted Oct. 9, 2011)
Sal Khan, founder of the Mountain View-based Khan Academy, talks about his life and career. (Posted Sept. 25, 2011)
Fans of Palo Alto Bowl talk about their memories as the alley prepares to shutter for good. (Posted Sept. 23, 2011)
Midpeninsula residents share their stories of heartbreak and hope on 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Posted Sept. 9, 2011)
East Palo Alto residents and community activists protest Wells Fargo's planned sale of apartment complexes to Equity Residential. (Posted Aug. 23, 2011)
Dr. S.V. Mahadevan, director of Stanford Emergency Medicine International (SEMI), talks about his professional challenges and accomplishments. (Posted Aug. 21, 2011)
The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto recently hosted a summer gathering honoring the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in California. (Posted Aug. 18, 2011)
Highlights from the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple's 63rd annual Obon Festival. (Posted Aug. 12, 2011)
About 50 local political activists gathered in front of U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office Aug. 10 as part of a nationwide "Jobs Not Cuts" campaign. (Posted Aug. 11, 2011)
Highlights from performances by Summer Rock Camp students. (Posted July 22, 2011)
Interviews with Library Director Monique le Conge and Assistant Library Director Cornelia van Aken, and a tour of the newly renovated Downtown Library. (Posted July 8, 2011)
Novelist Meg Waite Clayton talks about the challenges and triumphs of writing, and gets in some quality time with her pet Golden Retriever, Frodo. (Posted June 26, 2011)
Ed Weiss, M.D., a pioneering practitioner of acupuncture in Palo Alto for more than 35 years, talks to Lisa Van Dusen about his career. (Posted June 11, 2011)
Snowy egrets are flocking to the Palo Alto Baylands this spring, building nests high in the trees. (Posted June 7, 2011)
Highlights from a press conference in East Palo Alto about the fatal shooting of a 3-month-old boy. (Posted June 6, 2011)
Palo Alto High School athletes and coaches celebrated the school's historic volleyball season with a celebration at the school on June 1. (Posted June 1, 2011)
Take a sneak peek into Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound, which features a collection of more than 350,000 different audio recordings, photographs, records, posters and phonographs. (Posted May 27, 2011)
Audio slideshow highlighting the 40th annual Stanford Powwow. (Posted May 13, 2011)
Highlights from the 89th annual May Fete Children's Parade through downtown Palo Alto. (Posted May 7, 2011)
Sandy Stadler, the superintendent of Palo Alto Animal Services for more than 14 years, talks to Lisa Van Dusen about her career helping animals. Interview by Lisa Van Dusen. (Posted April 24, 2011)
Highlights from the Earth Day "Rally for the Planet" event on April 22, 2011, at JLS Middle School in Palo Alto. (Posted April 22, 2011)
Engineers, hobbyists, and robot lovers of all ages congregated at Stanford University on April 14 during National Robotics Week to attend the university's second annual "Robot Block Party." (Posted April 19, 2011)
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, state Sen. Joe Simitian and state Assemblyman Rich Gordon laid out their vision for "high-speed rail done right" April 18 at the Menlo Park Caltrain station. (Posted April 18, 2011)
Nanci Kauffman, a Palo Alto resident and the new head of Castilleja School, talks with Lisa Van Dusen about educating young women, her ideas on new approaches to science and technology education, and global citizenship. (Posted April 10, 2011)
Jordan Middle School hosts a barn dance for students and parents following "folk dance week." (Posted April 6, 2011)
The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra performs Johann Sebastian Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G Major" during rehearsal for its 45th anniversary concert at Costa'o Elementary School. (Posted March 25, 2011)
Highlights from the March 22, 2011, forum in Palo Alto hosted by Adolescent Counseling Services. (Posted March 23, 2011)
Michael Kieschnick, Palo Alto resident and co-founder and president of CREDO Mobile, a San Francisco-based wireless company that donates a portion of its revenues to progressive groups world-wide, talks to Palo Alto Online about his work and life. Interview by Lisa Van Dusen. (Posted March 13, 2011)
Highlights from Palo Alto's Arbor Day celebration March 12, 2011, at Eleanor Pardee Park. (Posted March 14, 2011)
Video about the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic studio's week-long record-a-thon (Feb. 28-March 4, 2011). (Posted March 4, 2011)
Betsy Franco, Palo Alto resident and mother of Oscar-nominated actor James Franco, talks to Palo Alto Online about her upcoming play "Metamorhosis: Junior Year" and other topics. Interview by Lisa Van Dusen. (Posted Feb. 25, 2011)
East Palo Alto residents reflect on the one-year anniversary of the Feb. 17, 2010, fatal plane crash in East Palo Alto. (Posted Feb. 17, 2011)
Scores of San Francisco Giants fans descend on Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto to catch a glimpse of the Giants 2010 World Series trophy. (Posted Feb. 16, 2011)
Palo Alto parents showed their frustration during an interfaith "Stand Up For Our Youth" meeting on Feb. 13, 2011. (Posted Feb. 14, 2011)
Three different Caltrain commuters discuss why they take Caltrain and how the proposed cuts to stations and trains would impact their commute and other riders. (Posted Feb. 11, 2011)
West Bay Opera singers Alexandra LoBianco and David Gustafson perform "In Questa Reggia" from Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot" during rehearsal. (Posted Feb. 11, 2011)
Highlights from a press conference announcing Facebook's move to Menlo Park. (Posted Feb. 8, 2011)
Businesses are evacuated and streets are closed as firefighters battle a powerline blaze on Cambridge Avenue. (Posted Feb. 1, 2011)
Linda Vargas, who has volunteered in Palo Alto for 37 years, received a presidential award from President Barack Obama on Jan. 26. (Posted Jan. 28, 2011)
A look (and listen) at various styles of debate, as demonstrated by Palo Alto high school students. (Posted Jan. 28, 2011)
Pianists LaDoris Cordell and Josephine Gandolfi perform "Spring Intermezzo," composed by Betty Jackson King. (Posted Jan. 21, 2011)
Members of the Palo Alto Police Department discuss their ongoing investigation into recent armed robberies. (Posted Jan. 20, 2011)
Highlights from the annual Community and Interfaith Celebration on Jan. 16 in Palo Alto. (Posted Jan. 17, 2011)
Highlights from the historic "Parade of Champions" through downtown Palo Alto Jan. 8, 2011. The parade was held to honor the state champion Palo Alto High School football and volleyball teams. (Posted Jan. 8, 2011)
Highlights from the Dec. 20 press conference in San Mateo. (Posted Dec. 20, 2010)
Sixty-six years after he stormed onto Omaha Beach in France in the early hours of World War II's D-Day invasion, Alfred Pepper, now 96, was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal in his Palo Alto home. (Posted Dec. 17, 2010)
Highlights from the "Scott Meadow" dedication ceremony Dec. 11 at Greer Park. (Posted Dec. 13, 2010)
Video from the annual reception, held Dec. 9, 2010, at Kepler's Books. (Posted Dec. 10, 2010)
Video about the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund and the non-profit East Palo Alto Kids Foundation. (Posted Dec. 10, 2010)
A virtual walkthrough of how the Palo Alto History Museum will look when renovations are completed in 2012. (Posted Nov. 19, 2010)
Highlights from Audrey Rust's speech after being honored with the 2010 Athena Award. (Posted Nov. 19, 2010)
Slide show about the LIVERight Zumbathon 2010 at Stanford. (Posted Nov. 15, 2010)
Video footage from a high-speed rail rally/protest Nov. 7, 2010, in Burlingame. (Posted Nov. 7, 2010)
After a year-long remodel, the doors of the College Terrace branch of the Palo Alto library system were thrown open to the public again Nov. 6, 2010. (Posted Nov. 7, 2010)
Palo Alto Weekly staff members Rachel Hatch and Rachel Palmer ventured out to San Francisco Nov. 3 to capture video footage of the Giants World Series parade and celebration. (Posted Nov. 4, 2010)
Aftermath of a collision on El Camino Real between a Toyota sedan and an ambulance. (Posted Oct. 26, 2010)
Two sides of the Measure R debate are explored. (Posted Oct. 15, 2010)
Highlights and interviews from the 2010 Palo Alto Black & White Ball. (Posted Oct. 4, 2010)
Actor Matthew McConaughey and Pro Bowl football players Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis huddled at the San Francisco 49ers Academy in East Palo Alto Sept. 28 to emphasize the importance of daily exercise, nutrition and healthy activity for kids. (Posted Sept. 28, 2010)
Video footage of firefighters quickly extinguishing a minor blaze in the attic of a home in Midtown. (Posted Sept. 27, 2010)
Video about Palo Alto start-up company Bling Nation. (Posted Aug. 30, 2010)
Video clip from a contentious high-speed rail meeting in Palo Alto on Aug. 24, 2010. (Posted Aug. 24, 2010)
Highlights from the 62nd annual Obon Festival in Palo Alto. (Posted Aug. 2, 2010)
Palo Alto poet Pearl Karrer recites her poem about Foothills Park while photos of the area are displayed. (Posted June 7, 2010)
Highlights from the 2010 Palo Alto Tall Tree awards. Stern Mortgage Company, Vic and Mary Ojakian, the Downtown Streets Team and Roxy Rapp were honored. (Posted May 3, 2010)
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Part 5. (Posted April 19, 2010)
Part 4. (Posted April 19, 2010)
Part 3. (Posted April 15, 2010)
Part 2. (Posted April 15, 2010)
Palo Alto City Manager James Keene discussed the city budget and city priorities with residents of the Midtown neighborhood on April 13, 2010. Part 1. (Posted April 15, 2010)
Three Palo Alto police dogs earn bulletproof vests during a ceremony at City Hall. (Posted April 13, 2010)
Highlights from Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt's "State of the City" address. (Posted March 2, 2010)
Two-part video featuring an afternoon press conference about the fatal crash of a small plane in East Palo Alto Feb. 17. (Posted Feb. 18, 2010)
Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock discusses the "2010 Index" report. (Posted Feb. 10, 2010)
Bellmaker John Kolstad installs a new "El Camino Real bell" to mark the site of the historic El Palo Alto, the city's namesake tree. (Posted Feb. 4, 2010)
Everyday people share their "first kiss" experiences in this video. Shot in high definition. (Posted Jan. 22, 2010)
Artist Steve "Spike" Finch finds peace in propane tanks by turning them into gentle Zen Tambour drums. (Posted Jan. 15, 2010)
City employees are forced to evacuate Palo Alto City Hall following a bomb threat Jan. 7. (Posted Jan. 7, 2010)
A refurbished Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto debuts during a special ceremony Dec. 18. (Posted Dec. 18, 2009)
Former and current Palo Altans recall Greenmeadow neighborhood's early days, foothills communes, electrical substations and tennis at Stanford. (Posted Dec. 10, 2009)
Video about the Oct. 18 grand opening of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. (Posted Oct. 23, 2009)
Video about the revitalization of Palo Alto's historic A.M.E. Zion Church. (Posted Oct. 16, 2009)
Highlights from interviews with the 14 candidates for the Palo Alto City Council. (Posted Oct. 12, 2009)
Footage from the aftermath of a two-alarm house fire on Maureen Avenue in Palo Alto. (Posted Sept. 30, 2009)
Workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) march and chant at City Hall and around downtown. (Posted Sept. 24, 2009)
Firefighters hit the scene of a two-alarm blaze at Evvia Estiatorio in downtown Palo Alto. (Posted Sept. 24, 2009)
Highlights from the electric-car rally at Palo Alto High School. (Posted Sept. 4, 2009)
An interview with 100-year-old Senior Games athlete Roger Gentilhomme. (Posted Aug. 14, 2009)
Highlights from the Celebration of Athletes ceremony of the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, featuring Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and former Olympian Jennifer Azzi. (Posted Aug. 9, 2009)
Up close and personal: Palo Alto Online reporter Sue Dremann talks with a 94-year-old triple jumper, 57-year-old archer and others. (Posted Aug. 9, 2009)
Highlights from the torch relay and cauldron lighting that marked the start of the 2009 Summer National Senior Games. (Posted Aug. 2, 2009)
Footage from a search-and-rescue simulation in East Palo Alto. (Posted July 27, 2009)
Video of protesters outside the Palo Alto office of U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. (Posted July 20, 2009)
Slide show about the Ravenswood Family Health Clinic. (Posted July 10, 2009)
Video from Palo Alto World Music Day on June 21, 2009. (Posted June 22, 2009)
Highlights from Palo Alto High School's 2009 graduation. (Posted June 10, 2009)
Video montage featuring the judging and winning images of the 18th annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest. (Posted June 5, 2009)
Robert Huw Morgan performs on the Fisk-Nanney pipe organ in Stanford's Memorial Church. (Posted June 5, 2009)
A tour of the mezzanine above Palo Alto police headquarters. (Posted June 4, 2009)
Stanford Goat Project fundraiser brings livestock to campus. (Posted May 21, 2009)
Video interviews with the Lifetimes of Achievement recipients for 2009. (Posted May 1, 2009)
The long-abandoned California Craft and Floral building on Alma Street gets demolished. (Posted April 28, 2009)
Palo Alto residents celebrate Earth Day 2009 at the Lucie Stern Community Center. (Posted April 22, 2009)
Reporter Gennady Sheyner and photographer/videographer Veronica Weber get a glimpse of two Aptera electric car prototypes. (Posted April 20, 2009)
Five separate videos featuring the acceptance speeches of the 2009 Tall Tree Award winners. (Posted April 17, 2009)
Harold "Hal" Luft speaks on the idea of universal coverage for hospital stays and chronic illness. (Posted April 3, 2009)
Harold "Hal" Luft speaks on primary-care doctors and eliminating health insurance companies. (Posted April 3, 2009)
Harold "Hal" Luft answers audience questions at Books Inc. in Palo Alto. (Posted April 3, 2009)
Powerpoint presentation on high-speed-rail projects worldwide. (Posted March 18, 2009)
Palo Alto Mayor Peter Drekmeier stresses environment, economy in annual "State of the City" speech. (Posted March 9, 2009)
Palo Alto residents and their children rally against the high-speed-rail project. (Posted March 2, 2009)
Heartstrings Music founders Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger perform a tune. (Posted Feb. 13, 2009)
Three prominent African-American Silicon Valley technologists are honored at Palo Alto City Hall. (Posted Feb. 3, 2009)
Scores of people jam King Plaza on Martin Luther King Day to honor the memory of the Civil Rights leader. (Posted Jan. 19, 2009)
Members of the STREB company — which combines modern dance, gymnastics, ballet and stunt work — rehearse for the "STREB vs. Gravity" performance at Stanford. (Posted Jan. 16, 2009)
Palo Alto high school students sound off about Facebook and gossip websites. (Posted Jan. 16, 2009)
About 100 Stanford students gather Friday on campus to protest Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip, calling for a cease fire to end the conflict. Meanwhile, perhaps 75 pro-Israel supporters stage a counter-demonstration. (Posted Jan. 9, 2009)
Slide show/video about the East Palo Alto Boxing Club. (Posted Dec. 31, 2008)
Video about the theremin on display at the Museum of American Heritage. The invention is a futuristic musical instrument that requires no physical contact whatsoever by the player. (Posted Dec. 18, 2008)
Veteran folk-country musician Carol McComb teaches students how to play the guitar. (Posted Dec. 12, 2008)
Construction workers hired by the Environmental Volunteers begin the process of moving the boat-shaped Sea Scout building that sits on the edge of the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. (Posted Nov. 14, 2008)
A Sunday afternoon march by East Palo Alto residents and their supporters in protest of racial profiling ends at Palo Alto City Hall with a call for the resignation of Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson. (Posted Nov. 9, 2008)
Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson tells residents that blacks and Hispanics may be questioned based on descriptions of burglars and robbers. (Posted Oct. 31, 2008)
Palo Alto resident Tom Wyman talks about the history and utility of the slide rule. (Posted Sept. 19, 2008)
More than 3,000 people attend the 24th annual Moonlight Run & Walk in Palo Alto. (Posted Sept. 15, 2008)
Professorville resident Arthur Morse, 86, talks about and demonstrates his passion — flying. (Posted Aug. 20, 2008)
A one-on-one interview with retired Palo Alto Children's Theatre Director Pat Briggs. (Posted Aug. 6, 2008)
A look at the expansive Revolutionary War collection of Palo Alto resident Richard Alexander. (Posted July 29, 2008)
Architectural designer Leena Kharkar-Kalakkad gives a tour of her remodeled Eichler home in Palo Alto's Meadow Park neighborhood. (Posted July 17, 2008)
Scores of eager iPhone fans pour into the Apple store on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto for the release of the new iPhone 3G. (Posted July 11, 2008)
Buyers line up outside the Apple Store on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto the day before the release of the new iPhone. (Posted July 10, 2008)
Footage from the 27th annual Chili Cook-off, July 4 at Mitchell Park. (Posted July 5, 2008)
James Keene, a former city manager of both Berkeley and Tucson, speaks to a packed City Hall after being announced as Palo Alto's new city manager by Mayor Larry Klein. (Posted June 26, 2008)
Highlights from Castilleja's 2008 graduation. (Posted June 12, 2008)
East Palo Alto residents hear speakers and music during an event at Bell Street Park organized to celebrate unity. (Posted June 10, 2008)
A Palo Alto couple gives a tour of their remodeled house in Midtown. (Posted June 5, 2008)
Supporters of Measure A celebrate the passage of the bond for Palo Alto schools. (Posted June 4, 2008)
Almost 100 janitors who work at Stanford University go on strike after a stalemate in negotiations for a new contract. (Posted May 22, 2008)
Palo Alto resident Brigitte Gassee gives a tour of her remodeled Victorian home. (Posted April 17, 2008)
Castilleja School unveils its new, multi-level fitness complex. (Posted Jan. 9, 2008)
A slide show of the best photographs from 2007. (Posted Dec. 26, 2007)
Palo Alto Weekly reporters ask everyday citizens what they plan to do differently during the holidays given the state of the economy. (Posted Dec. 5, 2007)
Highlights from the CCS football championship game between Palo Alto High School and Menlo-Atherton High School. (Posted Nov. 30, 2007)
Palo Alto Weekly reporters ask everyday citizens what their favorite Halloween costume was. (Posted Oct. 30, 2007)
Superintendent Kevin Skelly answers questions during a community Q&A. (Posted Oct. 27, 2007)
City Council candidates from 2007 -- Pat Burt, Dan Dykwel, Sid Espinosa, Victor Frost, Tim Gray, Mark Nadim, William Ross, Greg Schmid, Smokey Wallace and Yiaway Yeh -- talk about city issues in separate interviews. (Posted Oct. 20, 2007)
Members of the district-appointed High School Task Force respond to questions about opening a specialty high school in Palo Alto. (Posted Oct. 18, 2007)
Slide show about historic Palo Alto businesses. (Posted Sept. 4, 2007)
Slide show about the Spectrum Singers, a women's ensemble at Palo Alto High School. (Posted May 24, 2007)
Slide show about the 36th annual Stanford Powwow. (Posted May 13, 2007)
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