Longtime critic Dale Bentson looks back on 18 years of reviewing restaurants for Embarcadero Media. Read his retrospective of covering the Midpeninsula dining scene here. Bentson joins Palo Alto Weekly staff writer Elena Kadvany, who runs the blog "Peninsula Foodist," and Mountain View Voice Editor Andrea Gemmet.
Al Mollica, executive director of the nonprofit Pets In Needs, talks about what Palo Alto pet owners can expect once the organization takes over operations of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter in February. Mollica joins Palo Alto Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner for the podcast.
Palo Alto Weekly film critic Peter Canavese and Tim Sika, host/producer of the radio show Celluloid Dreams, review their picks for the top 10 movies of 2018 with Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong. Canavese authors the film website GrouchoReviews.com and Sika's reviews can be found at CelluloidDreams.net and also on KGO radio.
In this episode, Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss the latest on Palo Alto's largest infrastructure project since the construction of Oregon Expressway -- the redesign of the city's four rail crossings. And, around the 16-minute mark, they recap the City Council's decision Monday on zoning for the President Hotel.
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian discusses the negotiation process with Stanford University over its proposed expansion of the campus by 2.275 million square feet. Topics include funding for the school district, housing requirements, traffic and how the development agreement process relates to county's standard land-use review. Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner join in the conversation.
Documents released by the city of Palo Alto reveal how developer AJ Capital has been lobbying the city to change zoning laws and using the tenants of President Hotel Apartments in downtown Palo Alto as leverage. Palo Alto Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong, Linda Taaffe and Gennady Sheyner discuss this week's cover story.
Psychiatrist Nirmaljit Dhami, medical director of El Camino Hospital's Maternal Outreach Mood Services program, discusses the signs, symptoms and treatment for postpartum mood disorders, which affect one in five mothers after childbirth.
With ballots still being counted for Palo Alto's and East Palo Alto's Nov. 6 election, Palo Alto Weekly journalists analyze the results so far, including the clear winners, the race outcome that's still pending and the significance of local voters' choices
Paula Wolfson, manager of Avenidas Care Partners, discusses the rising numbers of family caregivers in Palo Alto and the many services available to help families navigate caring for a relative. Joining her in the discussion are Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and Associate Editor Linda Taaffe.
Palo Alto Assistant City Manager Ed Shikada discusses challenges facing the city when it comes to traffic and Palo Alto's plans for improving transportation for residents and commuters. Palo Alto Weekly journalists Gennady Sheyner and Jocelyn Dong join him in this episode of "Behind the Headlines."
Weekly editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with staff writers Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner about the East Palo Alto City Council race and the city's Measure HH commercial business tax, which could bring funding for building new housing and job training.
The 2018 Palo Alto school board race involving six candidates is the subject of this week's "Behind the Headlines" discussion with Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and Staff Writers Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann.
Palo Alto City Council candidates Pat Boone, Alison Cormack, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth and Cory Wolbach speak about their platforms and positions during a debate sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly and moderated by journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner at Cubberley Community Center on October 3, 2018
Palo Alto City Council candidate Tom DuBois is an entrepreneur who was elected to council in 2014. The gift of a personal computer when he was in seventh grade changed his life and led to a career that has taken him around the world. In this interview, he recalls his childhood in eastern Ohio and talks about the importance of music in his and his children's lives.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Pat Boone grew up volunteering for political campaigns in Washington D.C. and eventually became a TV journalist. In this interview, he talks about his passion for getting to know people and his impressions of Palo Alto. He also reveals his love of roller coasters and details about his brief acting career.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Eric Filseth is a tech executive who was elected to council in 2014. After growing up in rural Canada, he came to Palo Alto to get his bachelor's degree at Stanford University, where he met his wife. In this interview, the avid cyclist talks about his love for the environment, as well as the tech colleagues who've made a big impression on him.
Palo Alto City Council candidate Cory Wolbach grew up in Palo Alto and was elected to council in 2014. In this interview, he talks about how his love of politics was ignited in high school, his decision not to go to four-year college immediately after high school, and his involvement in the Democratic Party. He also shares "Cory's Five Steps to Policymaking."
Palo Alto City Council candidate Alison Cormack got her first taste of Palo Alto politics by leading the 2008 library bond campaign, which voters passed. In this interview, she talks about her career in high tech, her perspective as the only woman running for a seat on the council and her experience as a caregiver for family members.