Behind the Headlines

2016

Controversy over weighted GPAs

On "Behind the Headlines," 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) to colleges.

October 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Palo Alto election, East Palo Alto evictions

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists 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 red-tagged and illegal dwellings.

October 21, 2016 | 1 comment
Palo Alto City Council campaign finance, Airbnb conflicts

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists discuss the latest happenings in the City Council race and the brewing neighborhood controversies over Airbnb rentals.

October 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Remembering Miner Forty Niner

On "Behind the Headlines," donkey handler Inge Harding-Barlow joins Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann to talk about the history of the Barron Park donkeys in Bol Park, remembering Miner Forty Niner, who died last week and the community's affinity for the animals.

October 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Palo Alto City Council and school board candidates

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss the 11 candidates for the Palo Alto City Council as well as the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto school board.

September 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Retail news, housing controversies in Palo Alto

Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss the reprieve for CinéArts, the closure of Keeble & 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.

September 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Remembering Sept. 11

On "Behind the Headlines," a Sept. 11 survivor -- now living in Mountain View -- shares her story, and Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong talks about three commemorative community events that are planned for Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

September 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Master plan for public art

On "Behind the Headlines," Elise DeMarzo, director of Palo Alto's public-arts program, joins Weekly Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane and Reporter Gennady Sheyner for a discussion of the city's new master plan for public art.

September 2, 2016 | No comments yet
The evolving El Camino Real

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists talk about El Camino Real's forgotten treasures and ongoing transformation.

August 26, 2016 | 1 comment
Housing crisis, November elections

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists talk about Palo Alto's affordable housing crisis and the upcoming election of new City Council and Board of Education members.

August 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Flood protection in the Baylands

On "Behind the Headlines," Len Materman, executive director of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, talks about the massive flood-control project in the Baylands, which kicked off last Friday.

August 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Local Muslims' reaction to current political climate

On "Behind the Headlines," Samina Faheem Sundas, founder of American Muslim Voice, talks about the current U.S. political climate and the local Muslim community.

August 5, 2016 | 8 comments
The road to Rio

On this week's webcast, Weekly Sports Editor Rick Eymer and Associate Sports Editor Glenn Reeves talk about which local athletes are making the trek to the summer Olympics in Rio, as well as how they are preparing and their impact on the summer games.

July 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Race, policing and reconciliation

Webcast guests Pastor Paul Bains of the Saint Samuel Church of God in Christ and Commander Jeff Liu of the East Palo Alto Police Department join Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann to talk about the 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.

July 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Palo Alto's transit dilemma, a CDC report on suicide, candidates for City Council

On this week's webcast, Weekly journalists discuss developments on their respective beats, including the public-transit dilemma in Palo Alto, findings from a CDC report on youth suicides as well as reactions, and a preview of possible candidates for this year's City Council election.

July 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Stanford's Michael Kirst talks about his career in education, his work leading the state

On this week's webcast, Michael Kirst, the longest serving state Board of Education president and a professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, talks about his long career in education, his work leading the state's Local Control Funding Formula, as well as his thoughts on local school district funding, academic standards and education in California.

July 8, 2016 | No comments yet
How Shoreline's Fourth of July fireworks display is put on

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.

July 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Castilleja School's plans for expansion, potential math curriculum

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists discuss the process behind potential new elementary mathematics curricula and Castilleja School's plans for expansion.

June 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Saving Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

On "Behind the Headlines," Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and community activist Winter Dellenbach join Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and reporter Gennady Sheyner to discuss the latest developments in the effort to preserve the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park.

June 17, 2016 | No comments yet
The Brock Turner sentencing and a review of the June 6 primary

On this week's webcast, Palo Alto Weekly journalists talk about the Brock Turner case and the June 6 primary.

June 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Student voice, engagement and mental health

On this week's 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.

June 3, 2016 | 3 comments
DA's report on fatal shooting in Palo Alto

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists talk about the District Attorney's findings related to the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in Palo Alto, as well as the influx of cash in the California State Assembly District 24 race.

May 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Palo Alto school district budget and teacher salaries

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto school board President Heidi Emberling and board member Ken Dauber join Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss teacher salaries and the school district budget.

May 20, 2016 | No comments yet
The Palo Alto Medical Reserve Corps and its role in a major disaster

On "Behind the Headlines," Geri Spieler, co-chair of the Palo Alto Medical Reserve Corps, joins Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann to talk about the Corps, a branch of the City of Palo Alto's Emergency Services Volunteers program, and its role when a disaster occurs.

May 13, 2016 | No comments yet
Class sizes in school district

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto parents Sally Kadifa and Rita Tetzlaff join Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany to talk about class sizes and odd calculations by the school district.

May 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Palo Alto's transportation challenges and potential solutions

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto's Chief Transportation Official Joshuah Mello joins Weekly reporters Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann to discuss the city's transportation challenges and potential solutions.

April 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Royal Manor's single-story overlay application and taxi industry's struggle to survive

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists discuss a proposed ban on two-story homes in the Royal Manor neighborhood and local cabbies' struggle with the rise of rideshare companies.

April 23, 2016 | No comments yet
The possible expansion of full-day kindergarten in Palo Alto schools

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee, Chief Academic Officer PK-5 Barbara Harris and Director of Academic Supports Judy Argumedo join Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss the school district's possible shift to a kindergarten model.

April 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Eight candidates in the California Assembly District 24 race

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with Weekly reporter Gennady Sheyner, Almanac reporter Kate Bradshaw and Mountain View Voice reporter Mark Noack on the eight candidates vying to replace Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento.

April 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Underground toxins at Stanford Research Park

On "Behind the Headlines," College Terrace resident Fred Balin joins Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann to discuss the underground toxins at Stanford Research Park.

April 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Stanford sexual-assault trial

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporters Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann on the Brock Turner trial.

March 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Traffic congestion and affordable housing in Palo Alto, as well as possible solutions

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss the city's affordable housing crisis and traffic congestion, as well as possible solutions to both issues.

March 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Youth mental health in Palo Alto and efforts to support teens and their families

On "Behind the Headlines," Steven Adelsheim, director of Stanford's Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing and a clinical psychiatrist, joins Palo Alto Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporter Elena Kadvany to talk about youth mental health in Palo Alto, as well as efforts to support teens and their families.

March 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Renaming of Palo Alto institutions, school district gift policy and new office cap

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly journalists talk about the renaming of Palo Alto institutions, a proposed policy regarding gifts made to the school district and the "beauty contest" between new developments.

March 4, 2016 | No comments yet
'State of the City' speech and top challenges facing the city

On this week's "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt joins Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and reporter Gennady Sheyner to talk about his "State of the City" address, which focused on transportation challenges and potential solutions, as well as top challenges facing the city.

February 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Who are Palo Alto's Chinese and Chinese-American residents?

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto residents Debra Cen and Jieming Robinson, organizers of an all-community Chinese New Year celebration at Mitchell Park Community Center on Feb. 21, joins Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann to discuss the ideas for better integrating immigrants into the broader Palo Alto community and their perspectives on cultural issues facing the city.

February 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Obstacles facing undocumented youth in East Palo Alto, neighboring communities

On "Behind the Headlines," Stanford University student Irving Rodriguez, who grew up in Chicago as an undocumented immigrant, joins Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss the challenges local undocumented youth face in pursuing higher education, legal work and protection from deportation, as well as other barriers to full participation in American society.

February 12, 2016 | No comments yet
The city's latest plans for dramatically cutting carbon emissions

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto's Chief Sustainability Officer Gil Friend joins Weekly journalists to discuss the city's latest plans for dramatically cutting carbon emissions.

February 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Webast: Second-dwelling units in Palo Alto, school board's divided stance on new 'innovative' high school

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner about new school proposals and the possible construction of more "granny" apartments to deal with the city's housing shortage.

January 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Sexual violence at Stanford University; preparations for Super Bowl 50

Criticisms of how Stanford University handles cases of sexual assault and Palo Alto's preparations for the Super Bowl are the topics on this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," with Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporters Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann.

January 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Changes at Stanford Research Park; police training in working with the mentally ill

New development at Stanford Research Park and the training of police to handle people who are mentally ill are the topics on this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," with Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner.

January 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Divisive mayoral election; fatal police shooting

The fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by Palo Alto police and the drama surrounding the election of the city's mayor and vice mayor are the topics on this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," with Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong, Publisher Bill Johnson and reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner.

January 8, 2016 | No comments yet

2015

The year's top stories, predictions for 2016

On "Behind the Headlines," the Weekly staff discusses top stories of 2015 and what's ahead in the new year.

December 31, 2015 | No comments yet
Palo Alto's Emergency Operations Center, disaster preparedness

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Director of Emergency Services Ken Dueker joins Weekly journalists to talk about the city's Emergency Operations Center and disaster preparedness.

December 11, 2015 | No comments yet
Groundwater waste and an undisclosed new-school plan

On "Behind the Headlines," residents' unhappiness over the impacts of groundwater pumping and the lack of public disclosure about Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee's and a district committee's participation in a new-school proposal are discussed by Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong, Publisher Bill Johnson and reporters Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner.

December 4, 2015 | No comments yet
Palo Alto's new police headquarters and the Buena Vista lawsuit

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists discuss the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park owner's lawsuit against the City of Palo Alto and the proposed safety building.

November 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Fire Chief Eric Nickel talks about the changing role of firefighters

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Fire Chief Eric Nickel discusses the state of the Palo Alto Fire Department as well as regional preparations for Super Bowl 50.

November 13, 2015 | No comments yet
Transgender youth and plans for new a bike route in Palo Alto

On "Behind the Headlines" Palo Alto Weekly journalists talk about a controversial bike route planned for the Midtown neighborhood and the experiences transgender youth have had growing up in Palo Alto.

November 6, 2015 | No comments yet
Proposal to open a new secondary school in Palo Alto

Palo Alto parent Joe Lee, chair of a district subcommittee, talks about a new preliminary recommendation to open a new, innovative middle and high school at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto on this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines."

October 30, 2015 | 1 comment
Conflicts involving Palo Alto government and school officials

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists discuss conflicts within Palo Alto's governing boards.

October 23, 2015 | No comments yet
Palo Alto's housing crunch and new program to reduce traffic

On "Behind the Headlines," City Councilman Cory Wolbach joins Weekly reporters to discuss the Palo Alto's housing shortage and the city's ongoing efforts to reduce traffic.

October 16, 2015 | 1 comment
School district's response to allegations of an improper relationship between teacher, former student

On "Behind the Headlines," Weekly journalists discuss a three-month investigation by the Weekly into how the Palo Alto school district responded to allegations that a Paly English teacher had an improper relationship with an 18-year-old former student.

October 9, 2015 | 4 comments
New Stanford sexual-violence report, student activism

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss a just-released Stanford sexual-violence report and student activism around the topic.

October 2, 2015 | No comments yet
Pace of city's growth, new restriction on chain stores

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Mayor Karen Holman joins Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporter Gennady Sheyner to discuss council's decision to slow the pace of development in Palo Alto and new rules around chain stores.

September 25, 2015 | No comments yet
Caltrain upgrades, high-speed rail and Palo Alto's Fiber to the Premise

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Councilman Tom DuBois joins Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporter Gennady Sheyner to discuss the proposed 2016 county transportation tax measure and the city's Fiber to the Premise project.

September 20, 2015 | No comments yet

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