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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 | 49 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 10 hours ago | 27 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 57 minutes ago | 50 comments

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Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure
The Santa Clara County board of supervisors on Tuesday threw its support behind placing a tax measure to fund Caltrain operations on the November ballot -- a move that offers the transit agency a lifeline after weeks of uncertainty. Tuesday, 1:28 PM

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park
Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether nonresidents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward a compromise on Monday, when the City Council agreed to expand access to the pristine and exclusive preserve. Tuesday, 1:02 AM | 44 comments

Despite looming deficit, county supervisors reject sales tax hike for the November ballot
The Santa Clara County board of supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on the November ballot this year, after two supervisors on Tuesday pushed back on the idea of taxing residents to offset the deficit. Tuesday, 2:42 PM

Stanford revises campus sexual violence policy to comply with Trump administration's controversial new rules
Stanford is seeking feedback on draft Title IX policy revisions for how universities respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment. Tuesday, 9:14 AM

Coronavirus central: State outlines process for schools seeking waiver to reopen in person
State epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan on Tuesday outlined the state's waiver process for K-6 schools that seek to hold classes in person even if they are in a county on California's coronavirus watchlist. Tuesday, 5:09 PM | 35 comments

Police find 2 men fatally shot in car in East Palo Alto
A double homicide investigation is underway in East Palo Alto where two men were found shot to death in a car on Sunday night, a police spokesman said Monday. Monday, 2:31 PM

East Palo Alto tenants worried about evictions amid pandemic
Hundreds of families in East Palo Alto have been unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are struggling to get assistance, housing advocates said at a briefing Monday. Tuesday, 11:30 AM

Should Palo Alto extend its street closure programs for outdoor dining and retail?

Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions in county

Parent organization to host two town hall webinars this week

New section of Bay Trail opens this week in East Palo Alto

Teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

Panel discussion to be held on Generation Z and racial justice

PUBLIC AGENDA: Consideration of Foothills Park pilot program; discussion on fiber network expansion

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