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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 May 26, 2020 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments

Menlo Park police arrest alleged looters en route to Stanford Shopping Center
Menlo Park police officers on the lookout for looters Sunday night arrested two men who were allegedly headed to Stanford... Last comment 11 hours ago | 24 comments

University, California avenues could close to traffic as soon as June 4, providing relief to restaurants
University and California avenues could be closed to traffic four days a week as soon as next week, allowing restaurants... Last comment on Jun 2, 2020 at 10:38 pm | 47 comments

Facing budget shortfall, Palo Alto agrees to cut more than 70 positions
Facing a public outcry about recent proposals to cut funding for popular art and teen programs, the Palo Alto City Council... Last comment 19 hours ago | 35 comments

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"Dancing Little Girl"
At a Palo Alto Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, this very little girl was boogieing along with the singer of "Redemption Song." Submitted by Mitchell Zimmerman on Jan 16, 2017


Palo Alto's seniors celebrate an unconventional graduation from their cars, but not without joy
On the night that would have been the class of 2020's graduation, Palo Alto's sidewalks and street corners were full of people cheering and waving as seniors and their families drove in an ebullient car parade around the city. Wednesday, 9:38 PM | 3 comments

An 'overreach'? Palo Alto's curfew sparks concerns over civil liberties
City Manager Ed Shikada's sudden decision on Tuesday to impose a curfew in Palo Alto until June 11 is facing a backlash from residents and civil rights advocates. Wednesday, 4:59 PM | 34 comments

Fearing a 'resurgence' of infections, Stanford plans to limit students on campus with mostly online classes this fall
Travel restrictions, half of all undergraduates on campus at a time and primarily online instruction: A Stanford University education will look vastly different when the fall quarter begins. Wednesday, 3:28 PM

Warned of potential looters, some stores board windows to protect their property
With the Midpeninsula already stirred up in recent days over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, some local shops took precautions Tuesday as warnings spread of organized looting rings. Wednesday, 9:53 AM | 9 comments

Update: After ordering 10-day curfew in Palo Alto, city manager says it could end Thursday
Citing reports of criminal activity planned for local commercial districts, Palo Alto instituted a curfew that began Tuesday night and plans to keep it in place until June 11. Tuesday, 4:01 PM | 205 comments

City may freeze 'percent-for-art' program to redirect funds elsewhere
Citing budget challenges, Palo Alto is preparing to shelve a long-standing policy that requires city projects to include public art components such as sculptures, murals and digital displays. Wednesday, 9:04 AM | 21 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County tests over 80K people for COVID-19
The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Wednesday, Santa Clara County reported 2,832 cases and 144 deaths. On Tuesday, San Mateo County reported 2,212 cases and 84 deaths. Wednesday, 6:08 PM | 11 comments

Protesters block highway, set off fireworks to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody last week. Tuesday, 12:38 PM | 80 comments

Palo Alto leaders condemn police brutality, vow to protect demonstrators

Hot weather returns to the Bay Area

Despite calls to think smaller, Newell Bridge replacement plan wins final approval

George Floyd and 'the moral arc of the universe': insight from MLK's official historian

Palo Alto public, private high schools team up for car parade graduation

New county order allows outdoor dining, in-store retail starting Friday

Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at COVID-19's impact

PUBLIC AGENDA: Newell Road Bridge replacement project; parks commission priorities

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