Webcast: Year in Review


Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong, and journalists Gennady Sheyner, Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann recap the biggest stories from 2017, including the city's quest to encourage more housing, upheaval in the school district and updates on other major stories that made headlines.

Watch the webcast here. To jump to a specific topic, open the description box below the video in YouTube and click on the time stamp.

Topics discussed:

• The new City Council (1:06)

• Federal Political Practices Commission investigations (2:00)

• New school board (3:00)

• The deal to keep Buena Vista Mobile Home Park (4:45)

• Police Chief Dennis Burns' retirement and other various city issues (5:45)

• Ross Road bicycle boulevard (6:25)

• New vision for Cubberley Community Center (6:43)

• Actions taken by the City Council related to land-use, housing and transportation (7:04)

• Housing (10:05)

• Housing's impact on traffic (12:35)

• Transportation and parking (14:36)

• Traffic's impact on neighborhoods (16:16)

• Education (19:25)

• Antonio's Nut House (30:50)

• Ban on marijuana dispensaries (32:24)

• New partnership at Palo Alto Animal Shelter (32:48)

• Managing organic waste (33:08)

Webcasts are posted every Friday afternoon on, as well as on Palo Alto Online's YouTube channel,

Check out previous weeks' episodes in the "Behind the Headlines" archive.


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