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Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we... Last comment on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments

Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus
More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to... Last comment 3 hours ago | 59 comments

To get OK for school expansion, Castilleja proposes plan with lesser traffic impacts
A new alternative that seeks to reduce traffic impacts of Castilleja School's proposed expansion is included in a much-anticipated... Last comment 16 hours ago | 31 comments

Palo Alto Unified middle, high schoolers to get later school start times
When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schoolers log on for distance learning in the new academic year, they won't have to... Last comment on Aug 4, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 50 comments

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"Net Neutrality protest"
Protest in front of Verizon store on University Avenue. Submitted by Harjanto Sumali on Dec 8, 2017


With SF's 11th-hour vote, three-county sales tax measure to fund Caltrain can go before voters
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an eighth-cent sales tax measure for the November election to fund Caltrain during a special meeting Friday -- the last agency needed to place the measure on the ballot. Saturday, 10:42 AM

Around Town: Bay Trail extension gives nature lovers more room to roam
In the latest Around Town column, a rundown of a new place for Midpeninsula nature lovers to roam, the lack of local measures on the November ballot in Palo Alto and a growing website where teens can connect while sheltering at home. Saturday, 8:56 AM

Health officers face unprecedented intimidation
While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus, health officers nationwide, including Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody, have been subjected to mounting threats. Friday, 7:00 AM | 10 comments

Mayor will not seek reelection to City Council
Mayor Adrian Fine, a housing advocate who has frequently clashed with his council colleagues on issues pertaining to growth, will not seek another council term. Thursday, 12:54 PM | 17 comments

School district, union tentatively agree on distance learning, reopening conditions
After months of negotiations over working conditions for the new school year, Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union have reached a tentative agreement on a new memorandum of understanding. Thursday, 1:09 PM | 24 comments

County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations
Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa Clara County, according to a new proposal cracking down on those who violate COVID-19 public health orders. Friday, 2:27 PM | 1 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County records over 200 COVID-19 deaths
San Mateo and Santa Clara continue to face issues in reporting complete COVID-19 data due to a glitch in the state's reporting system for communicable diseases. Saturday, 10:55 AM | 35 comments

What can you do to fight local racism? These young activists have some ideas.
Three young Black women expressed on a virtual panel Thursday a mix of optimism and pessimism, motivation and anger about the roles they've assumed as activists for racial and social justice. Friday, 9:16 AM | 1 comments

Opinion: City's flavored tobacco ban a win for our children

Anxiety mounts over an eviction 'time bomb' in Santa Clara County

Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of year

Safeway janitors seek more pay, protective gear in the face of COVID-19

Shop Talk: Midpeninsula loses Muji, Jos. A. Bank

After 50 years in a gym, cardiac program pivots to Zoom

Tobacco retailers sue Palo Alto over new ban

County lines up appointment-based COVID-19 testing sites

Nonprofit in need of back-to-school supplies for distance learning

PUBLIC AGENDA: Summer Streets extension plan; fall reopening plans at schools

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