Jocelyn Dong is the editor of the Palo Alto Weekly/PaloAltoOnline.com and editorial director for the Weekly's parent company, Embarcadero Media. In her more than 20 years with the Weekly, she has covered health, business, land use, neighborhoods and general news. Jocelyn has received recognition for her work from national, state and local press clubs, and the Weekly has been named best-in-state for several years. As editorial director, she guides Embarcadero Media's Peninsula newsrooms.
Raised in Palo Alto, Jocelyn once considered a career as a musician and worked in the nonprofit sector before finding her true calling as a journalist.
When it comes to the holidays, crooner Bing Crosby summed up the prospects and the pressures aptly. If ever there were a time of year when people expect amped-up happiness, it is the month of mistletoe, parties and gifts galore. And yet, rather than experiencing the most wonderful time of the year, some people marshal all their energy only to end up feeling harried and spent.
[Tuesday, December 9, 2014]
Giving dire warnings that federal surveillance programs are threatening to cripple the U.S. digital economy and business opportunities around the globe, Silicon Valley technology leaders joined Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) in Palo Alto Wednesday to urge government reforms.
[Thursday, October 9, 2014]
A man who was killed in a triple shooting in East Palo Alto has been identified as Mychael Edward Tillman, 31, of Hayward, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said. Tillman and two women were shot on Saturday night, July 26, East Palo Alto police said.
[Monday, July 28, 2014]
Lisa Hendrickson, president and CEO for the past 15 years of Avenidas, the Palo Alto senior-services nonprofit, has announced she will step down as the agency's leader to focus on Avenidas' plans for the future.
[Thursday, May 15, 2014]
Clients of the Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto expressed their sense of loss -- and anxiety -- Thursday night over the sudden closure of the facility in early October.
[Thursday, October 24, 2013]
The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities United, the nonprofit that runs the center, has announced.
[Monday, October 7, 2013]
For many Americans, Independence Day means relaxation. But for fireworks professional Dan Nitzan and his crew, the holiday means Department of Homeland Security background checks, sore backs and -- hopefully -- a job well done.
[Friday, June 29, 2012]