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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 16 hours ago | 40 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 3 hours ago | 28 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 17 minutes ago | 53 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 20 hours ago | 15 comments

 
 
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Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at COVID-19's impact
To show how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life, the Palo Alto Weekly has woven together local, regional and national numbers into a series of interactive infographics. Wednesday, 9:50 AM | 2 comments

Palo Alto prepares to cut over 70 positions as revenues plummet
Facing a public outcry about proposals to cut funding for art and teen programs, the City Council moved Tuesday to restore some funding while cutting dozens of City Hall jobs. Tuesday, 11:37 PM | 18 comments

Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall
Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union have begun negotiating working conditions for the next academic year, anticipating a mix of in-person and virtual classes at the middle and high schools. Wednesday, 9:32 AM | 53 comments

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 | 25 comments

Coronavirus central: State allows most barber shops, hair salons to reopen
Most counties in California can add barber shops and hair salons to the list of businesses that can reopen, but Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have not announced whether they will join. Wednesday, 10:54 AM | 8 comments

Heat wave to last through Thursday
A heat wave is expected to linger in the Bay Area through Thursday, with the possibility of record-setting temperatures, forecasters said. Tuesday, 10:14 AM | 3 comments

Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that half of the company's workforce could work remotely in the next five to 10 years. What does that mean for the future of Menlo Park? Wednesday, 8:48 AM | 4 comments

New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'

School board to discuss reopening plan, budget cuts

Foothill College to remain online-only for summer, fall

Life in motion: Peninsula Photo Contest winners preserve fleeting moments

Stanford students connect public to free student lunches via texting service

PUBLIC AGENDA: City and school budget reviews

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