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Hundreds of COVID-19 cases appear in Palo Alto schools as omicron surges
Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers... Last comment 10 hours ago | 42 comments

Palo Alto owes $135K to victim of police dog attack
Palo Alto will pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit by Joel Alejo, who was sleeping in a shed in Mountain View where he was attacked... Last comment on Jan 14, 2022 at 2:24 pm | 12 comments

Burt and Kou to lead Palo Alto as mayor and vice mayor in 2022
​​Pat Burt will lead the Palo Alto City Council in 2022 after his colleagues elected him to serve as mayor for the third... Last comment on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:28 pm | 18 comments

Palo Alto's first SB9 project would bring four homes to Barron Park lot
​​Two days after California’s new split-lot law took effect, Palo Alto received its first application: a proposal to... Last comment on Jan 14, 2022 at 9:24 am | 44 comments

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Armed robber interrupts meal, flees with women's purses
A man who pointed a handgun at two elderly women stole their purses on Tuesday afternoon at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto police said. Tuesday, 11:13 PM

Frustrated by delays, Santa Clara County hires construction auditor for new psychiatric hospital
For years, county supervisors were told that an innovative psychiatric facility serving children and teens would be complete and open to patients by November next year. But the project now faces significant delays. Monday, 2:40 PM

Amid low COVID vaccine rates, more California children hospitalized in omicron surge
The number of California children diagnosed with COVID-19 during the omicron variant surge has "skyrocketed," challenging earlier notions that the coronavirus largely bypassed children. Monday, 2:02 PM | 5 comments

Palo Alto-area COVID cases have declined from early January peak, wastewater monitor shows
A measure of Palo Alto area COVID-19 infections is showing that case numbers have dropped sizably from their spike earlier this month. Saturday, 10:28 AM | 5 comments

Palo Alto Unified looks to parent volunteers to shore up staffing during omicron wave
Rising staff absences as the COVID-19 omicron variant surges have led the Palo Alto Unified School District to ask parents to step up and volunteer on campuses in an effort to keep schools open. Wednesday, 5:17 PM | 7 comments

Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling with how to best protect students and train them in overdose prevention. Tuesday, 9:02 AM | 1 comments

Pop-up COVID testing site in Mountain View under investigation following complaints
A new clinic advertising swift COVID-19 tests without an appointment is currently in hot water following numerous complaints that it's failing to deliver on its promises and may not be a legitimate testing site. Saturday, 9:01 AM | 3 comments

Coronavirus central: Feds launch website for free at-home COVID tests
On Tuesday, the federal government launched an online sign-up form to order free at-home COVID-19 tests. Each residential address is eligible to receive one set of four rapid antigen tests. Tuesday, 3:21 PM

Castilleja claims Palo Alto's move to reduce proposed garage is illegal

Eight people rob tobacco store at gunpoint

Health care providers behind on administering COVID vaccinations, tests

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Counties face a 'dramatic and breathtaking explosion' of COVID cases

Leonard Ware, lawyer, rancher and civic leader, dies at 93

Teacher housing project wins final OK from Santa Clara County supervisors

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Review of business tax poll; elementary and secondary schools dyslexia update


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