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Friday, March 27, 2020

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 | 1 comment
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, 9:03 AM | 12 comments

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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 | No comments yet
Hollywood goes livestream: A guide to 'shelter-in-place' home entertainment

Now that staying home is vital to doing our part to stall the spread of COVID-19, home entertainment will taste like chicken soup for the soul at the end of an emotionally exhausting day of telecommuting and teleschooling.

Thursday, 3:15 PM | No comments yet
Art as an antidote: Local artist says virtual reality can combat social isolation

In a Q&A, local artist Drue Kataoka discusses the impact of COVID-19 on her studio, as well as the art community in general, and how virtual reality might be harnessed to help combat social isolation.

Thursday, 3:10 PM | 5 comments
A note about the future of Weekend Express

Weekend Express has become a top resource for over 30,000 Peninsula locals when deciding how to spend their free time. However, due to the shelter-at-home order, arts, entertainment and dining establishments are closed, with the except

Thursday, 2:54 PM | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Shop Talk: Palo Alto says goodbye to last 24-hour restaurant

In the latest Shop Talk column, read about Flegel's new location, the addition of two eateries at DoorDash's shared kitchen and business hour changes at Happy Donuts.

Tuesday, 9:16 AM | 2 comments

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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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