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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 9 hours ago | 26 comments

Can they do that? Construction hums along in Palo Alto
Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit Santa Clara County, some in Palo Alto have questioned the need for the new garage... Last comment 11 hours ago | 30 comments

The high cost of sheltering in place
Though the shelter-in-place order, first implemented by six Bay Area counties and quickly followed by the statewide mandate,... Last comment 5 hours ago | 100 comments

To limit visitors, Palo Alto will close parking lots at nature preserves
Seeking to prevent crowds at popular recreation areas, Palo Alto announced Wednesday that it will close parking lots near... Last comment 46 minutes ago | 56 comments

 
 
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Moments after armed robbery, witness springs into action by leading police to getaway car
Three people wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station on Sunday night were located by police with the help of a witness, who followed the trio's getaway car from south Palo Alto to the north side of town, police said Monday. Monday, 9:13 PM | 1 comments

Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties
Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, which have a combined total of over 1,150 confirmed cases as of Monday. Monday, 6:05 PM | 4 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County total of cases surges to 848
Santa Clara County has reported a total of 848 coronavirus cases, 202 of which were announced on Monday. The large jump is due to a reporting delay, as opposed to a one-day increase, according to the county. Monday, 5:11 PM | 205 comments

Before the coronavirus, Bloom Energy was making fuel cells. Now it's rehabbing hospital equipment that will save lives.
When Gov. Gavin Newsom said state hospitals will face a massive shortage of life-saving ventilators for serious COVID-19 patients, San Jose-based company Bloom Energy knew they had to do act. Saturday, 9:48 PM | 9 comments

Can they do that? Construction hums along in Palo Alto
Even before the coronavirus crisis hit, some have questioned the need for the new garage near California Avenue. Now, it is deemed an "essential project," with work progressing despite the shutdown. Friday, 5:33 PM | 30 comments

For low-income families, sheltering in place is taking a heavy toll
Though the shelter-in-place order, first implemented by six Bay Area counties and quickly followed by the statewide mandate, applies to all Californians, it has affected families unequally across the class spectrum. Friday, 10:05 AM | 100 comments

An appeal for your support of good journalism
Local newspapers all over the country face similar or worse challenges, and scores have had to shut down. We are determined to not let that happen here. Friday, 6:56 AM | 26 comments

Around Town: Restaurants, nonprofits supply food at a critical time

Respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line

Opinion: The mayor's message

The new normal: Life during the coronavirus crisis

10 things you can still do in Palo Alto (while keeping your social distance)

PUBLIC AGENDA: Update on school district's COVID-19 response

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