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10 things you can still do in Palo Alto (while keeping your social distance)
Despite the loss of routine because of the stay-at-home order, there are still options for things to do in Palo Alto other than binge-watching Netflix and taking the dog for another walk. Friday, 11:32 AM | 15 comments

Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely
We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty and the fate of the local food industry in the age of the coronavirus. Thursday, 7:37 AM | 5 comments

Owner of Lee's Comics pulls the plug after more than 37 years
After serving comic book and graphic novel fans for more than 37 years, Lee Hester shut down his last eponymous comic book storefront, Lee's Comics, in Mountain View on March 17. Friday, 2:23 PM | 2 comments

Arts in a time of social distancing
Wondering if there's a way to stay connected and help keep the arts scene alive during the COVID-19 pandemic? Look to the social media accounts of your favorite musicians, actors, writers, dancers, authors and artists of all kinds. Thursday, 2:44 PM

Your guide to restaurants offering food for pickup or delivery
We put together a running list of the many Peninsula restaurants still offering delivery and takeout amid the coronavirus pandemic, from neighborhood spots to fine-dining establishments pivoting to new service models. Thursday, 3:54 PM

Coronavirus' impact on local arts scene: Guide to canceled, postponed local events

Local artist says virtual reality can combat social isolation

Hollywood goes livestream: A guide to 'shelter-in-place' home entertainment


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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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