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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 19, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 37 comments

Guest Opinion: A better way to save vital city services
The COVID emergency is forcing our city government to face the most difficult challenges it has encountered in decades. Valued... Last comment 6 hours ago | 24 comments

Face shields and testing: Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall
The Palo Alto school district and Palo Alto Educators Association have begun negotiating working conditions for the next... Last comment 8 hours ago | 38 comments

Revised budget would keep College Terrace Library open, limit cuts to teen programs
Palo Alto would keep the College Terrace Library open, partially restore funding for teen and arts programs and limit its... Last comment on May 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm | 12 comments

 
 
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State reopens places of worship, retail — but hair salons still off limits
Places of worship and retailers can now reopen statewide, with limitations, the California Department of Public Health announced Monday. However, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties' orders do not allow these reopenings locally.
Monday, 5:35 PM | 1 comments

Heat wave to last through Thursday
A heat wave expected to kick in late Monday morning for the Bay Area will linger through Thursday night, with record-setting temperatures possible, forecasters said. Monday, 1:37 PM | 1 comments

New Bay Area Community Resources website launches
A group of Stanford students and faculty volunteers has launched a new website where Bay Area residents can find a broad variety of critical resources.
Monday, 1:14 PM

Coronavirus weekend update: The latest on COVID-19 cases, deaths
Here's the latest news over the Memorial Day holiday weekend about the Midpeninsula's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Monday, 3:14 PM

New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'
Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a state jobs report released Friday. Two Midpeninsula cities also reached double-digits: Atherton's and East Palo Alto. Saturday, 9:22 AM | 17 comments

Supervisors propose public dashboard tracking county's COVID-19 costs
Two Santa Clara County supervisors have announced a proposal to create a public dashboard tracking the county's costs accrued during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Monday, 8:48 AM

Stanford students connect public to free student lunches via texting service
A group of Stanford University students has developed a text service to help parents identify nearby locations to find free grab-and-go meals for their children. Sunday, 7:40 AM

County's new coronavirus mobile testing van coming to Mountain View

Life in motion: Peninsula Photo Contest winners preserve fleeting moments

Revised budget would keep College Terrace Library open, limit cuts to teen programs

Around Town: Club keeps going with Memorial Day tradition; woman plans social distance parade for mother's birthday

Arastradero Open Space Preserve parking lot reopens

Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall

Foothill College to remain online-only for summer, fall

Having lost her son, a Palo Alto mother now scatters messages of hope

Guest Opinion: A better way to save vital city services

Coronavirus central: State to release reopening guidelines for houses of worship

Mask on, gloves off: How to stay safe as counties loosen restrictions

PUBLIC AGENDA: City and school budget reviews

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