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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
Confused by the new lane signage on U.S. Highway 101? Here's what you need to know
Drivers along U.S. Highway 101 are facing a dizzying array of signs and lane markings between state Route 237 in Mountain View and Whipple Avenue in Redwood City with Friday's debut of express toll lanes.
[Saturday, February 12, 2022]

'We have a world that needs changing': Hundreds join racial justice vigil for George Floyd in Palo Alto
With hands lifted up and voices crying out, leaders of numerous Midpeninsula churches led a spiritual rally on Saturday outside Palo Alto City Hall to mark one year since the murder of George Floyd.
[Monday, May 24, 2021]

Hey Midpeninsula, how vaccinated is your ZIP code?
If there were a prize given to the first Midpeninsula ZIP code to reach 100% vaccination, it may soon go to 94304, the Palo Alto Hills area where it appears that everyone 12 years old or older has been fully or partially vaccinated.
[Thursday, May 20, 2021]

Living 6 feet apart: Here's what Midpeninsula residents are taking away from a year of life in a pandemic
One year in, locals share their experiences of life under the COVID-19 pandemic and takeaways from this unprecedented, and hopefully not-to-be-repeated, year.
[Friday, March 19, 2021]

Could new rail project ease traffic gridlock on Dumbarton Bridge?
Interest is picking up in the Dumbarton Rail Corridor, a potential 18-mile public transit route that would connect Union City to Redwood City, with stops along the way in cities including East Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
[Wednesday, March 17, 2021]

Public meeting on Dumbarton Rail Corridor project to be held Monday
SamTrans will host a virtual public meeting on Monday to discuss the Dumbarton Rail Corridor project, an effort local transit leaders hope could significantly relieve traffic jams on the Dumbarton Bridge.
[Monday, March 15, 2021]

Menlo Park: Man shot in abdomen but won't tell police who did it
Menlo Park police officers, responding to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Willow Road in Menlo Park Saturday at 11:12 a.m., found a 44-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his abdomen, police stated.
[Saturday, April 25, 2020]

Fire breaks out at Family Farm Saturday
A one-alarm fire at Family Farm, located at 1400 Portola Road in Woodside, was contained Saturday morning with no injuries reported, according to Dan Ghiorso, chief of the Woodside Fire Protection District.
[Saturday, March 16, 2019]

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county recorder's offices.
[Friday, January 29, 2016]

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county recorder's offices.
[Tuesday, January 19, 2016]