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Jocelyn Dong

Editorial Director, Embarcadero Media, and Editor, Palo Alto Weekly/

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About Jocelyn
Jocelyn Dong is the editor of the Palo Alto Weekly/ 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.
Stories by Jocelyn
Home Front
This week's Home Front column features a class on less-toxic ways to thwart snails, slugs and plant suckers and news in the real estate industry.
[Saturday, March 12, 2016]

Finding the meaning in 'happy holidays'
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]

Silicon Valley tech execs: Surveillance is harming digital economy
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]

Deadly triple shooting in East Palo Alto Saturday
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]

Avenidas senior center head to step down
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]

Mail carriers aim to 'Stamp Out' hunger Saturday
Saturday, May 10, is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the National Association of Letter Carriers' annual effort to replenish local food banks.
[Friday, May 9, 2014]

At shuttered swim center, community seeks answers, action
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]

Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down
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]

Fireworks fanatics
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]

Pastries in the park
Amid paddle boats and windsurfers, Shoreline Park's Lakeside Cafe is turning out fine French pastries in an unexpected location.
[Monday, September 12, 2011]